Green Port Initiative JNPT starts a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Project
Mumbai: In a major push under green port initiatives and with a vision to achieve sustainability goals, a Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Project has been inaugurated by Shri Sanjay Sethi, Chairman, JNPT, at JNPT Township on Monday (February 9, 2021).
In this new project,10 MT/Day Solid Waste management is designed as per SWM Rules 2016 based on BARC technology. It is based on a Bio Gas plant for 5 MT/Day capacity with power generation from Biogas and production of biogas and generation power setup. As well as Installed hydraulic baling press machine to compress dry waste, Two Ghanta Gadi’s with appropriate partition for the collection of wet and dry waste separately, and SW collection accessories for planned awareness training to stakeholders.
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) is an ambitious plan of the Government of India which originates from the vision of the Government for ensuring hygiene, waste management, and sanitation across the nation and aims for a Clean India under a collaborative framework of multiple stakeholders. One of the key mission objectives is to develop a modern and scientific solid waste treatment and disposal facility.
Dignitaries present at the inauguration included the Deputy Chairman of JNPT- Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh and other senior officials.
JNPT – the biggest container handling Port in India constantly focuses on sustainability to minimize the impact of the port’s operations on the environment and surrounding communities. On the environment conservation front, the port has undertaken many green initiatives which include harnessing solar power, sewage treatment plant for recycling of wastewater, e-RTGCs and also projects like the development of an Eco Park, marine conservancy, and comprehensive plantation. The port has also switched to LED lights at the port area to lower energy consumption & decrease carbon footprint. The port not only aims to obtain economic efficiencies but also focuses on ecological and social stability.
Currently JNPT operates five container terminals: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Container Terminal (JNPCT), the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), the Gateway Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. (GTIPL), Nhava Sheva International Gateway Terminal(NSIGT) and the newly commissioned Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCTPL). The Port also has a Shallow Water Berth for general cargo and another Liquid Cargo Terminal which is managed by BPCL-IOCL consortium.