Haldia Port Tops the List in The First Ever Ranking of Ports on Sanitation Parameters


Haldia Port in West Bengal has topped the List in the First-Ever Ranking of Ports on Sanitation Parameters.

The survey was done on the twelve major ports under the Ministry of Shipping on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources with respect to port operation, office area, township area and the response to incoming ships.
The exercise was undertaken during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ observed from the 16th to 31st of March 2017. Quality Council of India (QCI) was tasked to assess the Swachhata activities undertaken by all the Ports.  While Haldia and Vizag ports bagged the first and second ranks respectively.
The ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ was a major sanitation and cleanliness campaign launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Sh. Nitin Gadkari on the 16th of March 2017 at the Shipping House in Mumbai.  This was a culmination of one year of activities undertaken to promote the vision ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014.

    Takeaways from above News-
    • Haldia Port in West Bengal has topped the List in the First-Ever Ranking of Ports on Sanitation Parameters
    • The exercise was undertaken during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’
    • Minister of Shipping is Sh. Nitin Gadkari
    • Haldia and Vizag ports bagged the first and second ranks respectively
    • ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014.

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    Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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