JSW invests 180 Cr. Rupees into building a dome structure at the port to curb coal pollution

Mormugao Port Authority (MPA) Jindal South West (JSW) will invest Rs. 180 million to build a dome structure at the port to curb coal pollution.

The announcement was made by the Union Minister of State for Ports and Shipping, Shripad Naik, during the World Environment Day celebrations at the MPA.

Later, the chairman of the MPA, Dr. N. Vinodkumar, told reporters that the MPA will take action to curb pollution and the burden on renewable energy.

“JSW company will invest 180 million rupees in the construction of a dome-shaped structure on a PPP basis. Work is expected to be completed by 2025, further reducing coal pollution, if at all. We also value the use of renewable energy and are collaborating with GEDA to set up a solar power plant to use renewable energy,” said Dr. Vinodkumar.

He said ports around the world have taken several environmental protection measures, known as “blue green” measures for the blue economy of maritime trade and also known as green initiatives for the environment.

“The union’s Department of Shipping has already launched a policy called Harit Sagar, an initiative for green ports. As part of this policy, we will take five key actions for a green environment to achieve the climate goals.”

“The five main initiatives consist of planting 5,000 trees to develop a green belt in and around the port, using treated water from Goa’s sewers for dust abatement measures and installing a 3MW solar array at the port to meet the electricity needs meets port requirements with renewable energy.”

“With the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), we will also improve real-time monitoring of environmental quality parameters.” Vinodkumar.

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