on 10.09.2018, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Tuticorin has donated a Road Sweeping
Machine to Tuticorin Municipal Corporation, Tuticorin. The Sweeping Machine was
flagged off by Shri Rinkesh Roy, IRTS, Chairman V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust,
in presence of N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust, Dr.
Alby John Varghese,IAS., Commissioner, Thoothukudi City Municipal Corporation, Shri
M.S. Prasanth, IAS., Deputy Collector, Thoothukudi District, Tuticorin, and
Officers & Staff of V.O . Chidambaranar Port.
In order to keep the roads of Thoothukudi city clean and raise
the aesthetic value of the city, the Port has donated the Road sweeping machine
at a cost of
Rs. 49,11,000/- under CSR
scheme. The Sweeping Machine is provided with one centre brush and two side
brushes with sweeping width of 3 mtrs for cleaning the roads. The machine is
also equipped with vacuum based dust collection mechanism with 6Cu.m capacity container to collectdebris.
In a bid to be socially responsible, V.O.
Chidambaranar Port has undertaken a number welfare initiatives under CSR
schemes with focus on Education, Health Care, Entrepreneurship (self-help &
livelihood generation) schemes, Infrastructure support in and around Tuticorin,
Environment protection & ecological conservation and Women’s Empowerment by
allotting 2% of net profit every financial year. For the financial year
2018-19, the Port has allocated Rs. 247.72 lakhs for implementation of CSR
As an autonomous body under Ministry of Shipping, V.O. Chidambaranar Port
has a long and cherished tradition of commendable initiatives,
institutionalized programmes and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility
which have played a laudable role in the development of areas in and around
Thoothukudi district. The CSR activities of the port are in line with the
guidelines on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability issued by the
Department of Public Enterprises and Ministry of Corporate Affairs of the
Government of India.