JNPT launches solid waste management project
In a major push to its green ports initiative and a vision to achieve sustainability, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) recently inaugurated a comprehensive solid waste management project.
In this new project, 10 mt per day solid waste is processed as per solid waste management (SWM) rules 2016 based on Bhabha Atomic Research (BARC) technology.
The project is based in a biogas plant for 5 mt per day capacity with power generation from and production of biogas, and power generation setup. The project also includes installed hydraulic baling press machine to compress dry waste, two Ghanta Gadis with appropriate partitions for collecting dry and wet waste separately, and solid waste collection accessories for planned awareness training to stakeholders, as per an official press release.
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One of the key objectives of the project is to develop a modern and scientific solid waste treatment and disposal facility. The government’s Swachh Bharat Mission has envisioned waste management, hygiene, and sanitation across the nation under a collaborative framework of multiple stakeholders.
JNPT is the biggest container handling port in India. On the environment conservation front, the port has undertaken several green initiatives, which include harnessing solar power, sewage treatment plants 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 and decrease carbon footprint.