JNPA handovers 814 Ha mangrove area to GoM; Depicts JNPA’s commitment toward environmental conservation

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Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA), India’s best performing Port, handed over 814 Ha mangrove area to Mangrove Cell, Forest Department, GoM in the presence of Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Hon'ble Minister of Forest, Cultural Affairs, Fisheries GoM, and Shri Unmesh Sharad Wagh, IRS, Dy. Chairman, JNPA.

Speaking about the decision of JNPA to handover the mangrove area to GoM, Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman, JNPA stated, “We have handed over 814 Ha of mangrove area GoM for environmental conservation as per the GIS-based Mangrove Mapping conducted through MRSAC, GoM. We respect the natural habitats and work towards nurturing their flora and fauna. JNPA is committed to sustainable development and implements various initiatives and measures to maintain ecological balance in the Port vicinity.”

JN Port has prepared an action plan covering all activities of the Port including cargo handling, storing, evacuation, and many other activities related to environmental protection. The Port has also prepared and implemented the Environment Management and Monitoring Plan (EMMP). Some of the Green Port Initiatives include a wide expanse of Green zone, the use of LED lights at JNP, use of e-vehicles, the rejuvenation of water bodies, etc.  

JNPA’s philosophy is to create value beyond business and keep sustainable development at the heart of the business and create a sustainable future.

About JNPA:

The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) at Navi Mumbai is one of the premier container handling ports in India. Commissioned on 26th May 1989, in less than three decades of its operations, JNPA has transformed from a bulk-cargo terminal to become the premier container port in the country.

Currently JNPA 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 and newly constructed coastal berth.

Source: Press Release

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