Krishnapatnam Port in AP: Unique Features

Krishnapatnam Port in AP: Unique Features

Question: Krishnapatnam Port in AP has received the Golden Peacock Management Award recently for its initiatives and successes in the field of environment. The award was presented at the 17th World Congress on Environmental Management and Presentation of Golden Peacock Awards. Highlight the unique features of this port for ecological conservation.

Krishnapatnam Port is one of the largest ports in India

It is also among the finest ports in the world connecting the eastern and western parts of the world

Its unique initiatives and achievements in the field of environment has won it a Golden Peacock Award

Initiatives Taken by the Port for Ecological Conservation

- Plantation of 20 lakh trees within the port

- Plantation of 50,000 trees in surrounding villages

- Installation of solar lights the port and solar water heaters in employee colonies

- Establishing gas connection for villagers to protect mangroves

- Adoption of Nellore Town traffic islands and public buildings for maintaining greenery in the area

- Port has also adopted the Environment, Health and Security Programme for continuous improvement in environmental protection comprising waste management, resource conservation, use of renewable energy as well as pollution control

- Within it, the port has electrified railway line network from all storage yards as part of sustainable energy leading to the reduction of CO2 to the extent of 24395 tonnes and promoting less consumption of diesel in railway engines thereby curbing GHG emissions

- Port is also in the process of electrifying cranes to reduce diesel consumption and move towards solar and wind energy to lower fossil fuel usage

Facts and Stats

- The Golden Peacock Awards, constituted by the Institute of Directors is presented each year under several categories.

- Winners for 2015 were judged by a jury led by Justice PN Bhagwati, former CJI and Chairman Emeritus of Golden Peacock Awards and Justice Arijit Pasayat, ex Judge of SC India and former Chairman of Competition Appellate Tribunal & Authority for Advance Ruling (Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax).
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