Manglore, June 6: The NMPT (New Mangalore Port trust) has complied with all environmental requirements and is committed to develop the infrastructure to handle more food grains, said Port chairman P Tamilvanan on June 5, Wednesday.
Celebrating World Environment Day, the Chairman informed that pollution in the vicinity has come down due to various measures adopted by the Port. The Port will plant 10,000 saplings during the current year as a part of green initiative,” Tamilvanan added.
TSN Murthy, Deputy Chairman, NMPT gave a power point presentation highlighting the green initiatives taken in the port in last three years to mitigate pollution related to air and water. The deputy chairman also stressed upon the gathering to do their bit to protect the environment.
H Laxmikantha, Assistant. Environment Officer, Karnataka State pollution control board (KSPCB) informed the adverse impacts of bore-wells, biomedical wastes, household hazards, solid waste and food waste on the environment. He emphasized the commitment shown by NMPT is excellent and worth emulating.