Shipping min moves to turn major ports green

Shipping min moves to turn major ports green

All major Indian ports will have to undergo an audit to become ‘Green’ and ‘Swachh’.

The Union shipping ministry has conducted a pilot study at Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), which saw the over 70% compliance. The remaining 11 major ports will also undergo the audit.

“Quality Council of India has been engaged to conduct an audit under the larger ‘Project Green Ports’ of the Ministry of Shipping,” said a source.

The ‘Project Green Ports’ has two aspects ‘Green Ports Initiatives’ relating to environmental issues and ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’  and is being executed through Indian Ports Association (IPA).

The MbPT was given 718 points out of 1,000 in a pilot study at the port during the last few months. Read More…


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