PPT is enabled to handle Cape Size vessels of LOA 300 mtrs, Beam 48 mtrs, DWT of 1,18,000 with a maximum draft of 14.5 mtrs
Pensioners are requested to submit their Digital Life Certificate through various Jeevan Pramaan Centres which are being operated by Citizen Service Centres, Banks, Government offices or by using the client application on any PC/mobile/tablet.
Integrity Pledge by CVC
Forms & Procedures for Harbour Entry Permit (HEP)
Public Awareness on Dengue
All donations towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
Continuing its noble initiatives in the locality, Paradip Ladies Club this morning organised a Blood Donation Camp at its office premises. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT inaugurated the event. Guest of Honour Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT, Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, other HODs of PPT and Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club, Smt. Kalpana Sahu, Secretary, other ladies club members were among the other dignitaries present on the occasion. Denizens from Port Township, PPT Officials and employees voluntarily donated blood. Assisted by the medical staffs from the CDMO Office, Jagatsinghpur, around 80 units of blood were collected on the occasion.
“Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future” with this theme, the World Diabetes Day was observed at PPT Hospital on 14.11.2017. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club inaugurated the event by lightening the lamp. She also distributed prizes to the winners of different competitions held among school children. On this occasion, a walkathon was organised to create awareness about diabetes related problems among the denizens of the Port township. Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT flagged off the walkathon in which the doctors, paramedical staffs of the PPT Hospital along with HoDs of the PPT, CISF personnel, Members of Paradip Ladies Club and general public participated with much enthusiasm.
Free Blood Sugar tests, Bone Mass Density detection, Body Mass Index, HB1AC, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fundoscopy tests were conducted in association with Specialists from AMRI, CARE & KIMS Hospitals, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Durga Prasad Sethy, Ophthalmologist and Dr. L. Padhuria co-ordinated the event under the guidance of Dr. P. Panda, CMO, PPT Hospital.
An all-time record is achieved at Mechanised Coal Handling plant of Paradip Port Trust by loading 76208 MT of thermal coal to a Panamax Vessel i.e., M.V Georgia T on dtd. 13.11.2017 in 16:15 hrs with a rate of loading of 4690 TPH (112553 TPD) and Vessel TRT of 26:28 hrs (1.1 Days).
The Port Day was observed on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima by the Paradip Port Trust Authorities on 04-11-2017 as being done every year. On this occasion,Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust attended the function as Chief Guest and unfurled the Paradip Port Flag at Wet Basin. He performed the traditional Kalas Puja & handed over the sacred Kalas to the Sadhavas who set sail on board a traditionally decorated boat.Healso inspected the Port Marine crafts.
Thereafter Harbour Master, Paradip Port Capt. A.K. Mohapatra welcomed the guests in the meeting and explained the importance of Port Day celebration.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust spoke on the occasion and extendedhis greetings to the gathering and said that on this auspicious day of Kartik Purnima, Paradip Port is celebrating its anniversary andwe must recall the vision and effort of the founder of the Port Late Biju Pattanaik. He said that as envisioned by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and Shipping Minister Shri Nitin Gadakari, under Sagarmala Programme development of the Port is being undertaken. It has four components – Port Led Development, Port Expansion and Modernization, Community led development and Port connectivity. Under Port Led development, a Wood Park will be coming up, so that wood coming from countries like Malaysia will be processed locally. 11 lakh sqmt. of warehousing space is being developed in the Multi Modal Logistics Park. This will be the one of the largest in the country and as a result Paradip will emerge as a Major Distribution Centre in Eastern India. With 3,500 Cr. Investment, rapid Port Expansion is taking place under which a Clean Cargo Berth will be coming up by coming January end. Similarly, development of Deep Draught Coal Berth and Iron Ore Berth on BOT basis and mechanisation of Berths are continuing. Under environment protection, PPT is committed to make the Port City one of the cleanest in India. The Port has a unique tradition of involving the local community in its various cultural programmes. Lighting of the Fishery Harbour Road has been carried out and under Port Connectivity, thrust is being given towards completion of Haridaspur-Paradip Rail Link and it is purposed for 6 laning of Express Way. He made an announcement that for the First time one Cape Size Vessel will be soon berthing at the Inner Harbour. PPT has been continuously occupying the second position, among the major ports in India for the last three years. It is vying for the coveted top position with a slew of modernization programmes. This year it has a target to handle 100 million metric tonnes of cargo.
Guest of Honour on the occasion, Shir N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT told that Celebration of the Port Day at Paradip Port Trust is one of the symbols of rich age old traditions of Odisha. It coincides with the Boita Bandana or Boat Festival, which is mass commemoration of the maritime glory of the people of Odisha.
One of the notable mention of the function was address in Odia by Shri K Ramchandra Rao, Chief Engineer, PPT who offered vote of thanks.
As part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, prizes were also distributed among the Port Officials and Departments who are keeping their offices neat and clean.
MV URJA, the Cape Size 1,04,016 DWT Vessel with 291.9 Mtrs LOA and 45 Mtrs Beam berthed at the Central Quay (CQ) - 1 today on 05.11.2017 in the morning. MV URJA owned by the Adani Group with PANAMA Flag is the longest vessel ever berthed in the inner Harbour of Paradip Port. For the first time such a Cape size vessel has been smoothly maneuvered into the artificial lagoon type of Harbour of the Port by Captain A.K.Mohapatra, Harbour Master along with Captain A.C.Sahoo and Captain Sanjam Dash with Marine Staff. MV URJA has arrived at Paradip Port to unload One Lakh Metric Tonnes of import Steam Coal for Adani Enterprisers Ltd. which was loaded at the Richards Bay Port of South Africa. The Captain along with crew members of the Ship were felicitated by Paradip Port Authority for such vessel to berthed at Paradip.
Paradip Port is now gearing up to handle Cape size vessels regularly inside the Harbour to enhance the Cargo throughput as it is vying for the coveted top position in the Country with a slew of other infrastructure development and modernisation facilities of the Port.
The valedictory function of observance of the Weeklong Vigilance Awareness Week by Paradip Port Trust was held in the Officer’s Club premises on 04.11.2017. Shri H.S. Rout, Dy. CVO, Paradip Port Trust while welcoming the guests informed about the programmes undertaken by Vigilance Dept. of PPT for observation of Vigilance Awareness Week at Paradip Port.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri P.K. Manjhi, SP, CBI, Bhubaneswar, told that Abuse of Public Office for personal gains is currently prevalent in the society. Corruption of many types like bribery, kickback, nepotism, collusion, embezzlement, abuse of power and official positions are affecting the society. We should remember that corruption is anti-poor and anti-national. People’s mistrust in the govt. system and its institutions will pose a grave threat to the democracy. Hence, during times of universal deceit, telling the trust becomes a revolutionary act. Apart from inspection interface, soliciting system improvement ideas, proper grievance redressal mechanism will go a long way in preventing corruption.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT as Guest of Honour elaborated how in recent times a greater deal of transparency is being maintained at PPT in Plot and Berth allotments. PPT is gearing up for computerised berthing programme by the end of the month for the benefits of Port Users. For Quarter allotment, lottery kind of system through computer is being planned. Due to competition and level playing fields, cargo handling rates have significantly come down at PPT. He appealed all the officers and employees to uphold their conscience and integrity, while discharging their duties. Speaking on the occasion, Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT told that eradication of corruption is the collective responsibility of all the citizens. In PPT, all the officers should try to clear the file without any delay so that there is no scope left for corrupt practices.
Thereafter, prizes were given to the winners of various competitions organised among the officers and employees of PPT, local school students during this week. Shri U R Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT offered vote of thanks.
Paradip Port Trust observed Rastriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31.10.2017 on the occasion of the birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Shri N Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT offered floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel along with PPT Officers and Employees. Thereafter, he administered Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge to the officers and employees of PPT in the Administrative Building premises.
In the evening, Dy. Chairman, PPT took salute from the platoons participating in a march past comprising of contingents from the CISF Unit, PPT, Paradip Port High School Naval NCC & Paradip College Naval NCC, students from Odisha Maritime Academy.
As per the instructions of Central Vigilance Commission, Paradip Port is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from 30th Oct 2017 to 4th Nov. 2017. The week-long function started with administering pledge by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT to the officers & employees of PPT on 30.10.2017 at 11.00 AM. A Street Play named “Musa – The Rat” was organised on the occasion by CANMASS to make the public aware about the menace of corruption in our day today life. This Street Play will also be held at different places of Paradip for the awareness of general public.
Various competitions like Essay, Painting, Elocution and Quiz competitions among the PPT Officers & Employees, local school students and other activities relating to Vigilance Awareness are scheduled during this week-long observance. PPT Officers and Employees are also taking Integrity - e-pledge through PPT Website and website of CVC and for this they will receive Certificates of Commitment from CVC. The Integrity Pledge will also be administered to different school students by HODs, Sr. Officers on different dates during the week-long observation.
Several Banners have been displayed in the locality for creating awareness among the public as part of CVC instructions as current year theme is “My Vision – Corruption Free India”. The valedictory function will be held on 4th November 2017, wherein the prizes will be distributed.
Today on 12/10/2017 Paradip Port has taken a quantum leap to offer the best of services to the Port Users by extending the facility of loading Iron Ore Pellets using Mechanized Coal Handling Plant (MCHP).
Loading for a trial shipment of 57,000 Tons Iron Ore Pellets of an Exporter M/s Brahmani River Pellets Ltd. (BRPL) has been commenced in the Vessel MV AURELIA berthed at Coal Berth # 1 in the MCHP on 12/10/2017. The loading in the trial shipment is expected to be completed in 40 hours as against 72 hours in a manual berth.
This new venture of handling pellets through MCHP shall be beneficial to both Paradip Port Trust as well as the Exporter(s) making a win-win situation for both. Whereas the Exporter would benefit by reduction in its handling cost because of faster turnaround of their Vessels, Paradip Port Trust would benefit by making a better and efficient utilization of its facilities and a drastic reduction in the congestion of intra-port roads caused by the IPT dumpers. The new facility being extended by PPT comes as a boon to the Iron Ore Pellet producers in Odisha. This measure will help both, the exporters by reducing vessel Turn Round Time and the Port optimally utilizing the capacity.
The Ministry of Shipping has announced for payment of Productivity Linked Reward (PLR) to the workers and employees of Major Ports for FY 2016-17. The Port-wise PLR percentage calculated basing on the composite Port Performance of 50% of All India Port Performance and 50% weightage of Individual Port Performance for the FY 2016-17 as calculated by Indian Port Association. As per the above calculations, PPT got the highest percentage of 18.53% among all Major Ports, which was mainly possible due to the efforts put forth by the officials / employees and all the stakeholders.
The Expert Committee engaged by Ministry of Shipping has re-rated the capacity of All Major Ports as per Berthing Policy 2016, wherein they have ranked Paradip Port as No. 1 in terms of Rated Capacity at Berth which stands at 277 MMTPA among all the Major Ports. The Effective Rated Capacity of PPT is 234 MMTPA and the capacity at Desired Occupancy is 164 MMTPA.
In response to the clarion call given by the Ministry of Shipping to citizens of India to contribute for improvement of sanitation status in the country - a nation-wide sanitation campaign -“Swachhta Hi Seva”, which started on 15th September 2017 finally culminated at Paradip Port Trust today on 03.10.2017.
In the valedictory function held at Jaydev Sadan, Shri UR Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT gave a visual display on various activities undertaken during the above period to the audience. During the campaign period, various departments undertook activities like cleaning of colonies, schools, stadiums, weeding out of old records, furniture, repairing of potholes and cleaning of roads, removal of unwanted vegetation, painting of buildings, upgradation and cleaning of public toilets etc. to keep the surroundings neat and clean.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT told that apart from conducting cleaning programmes, we should inculcate the habit of being clean and all should unite in our effort to make Paradip a clean city. Later on he gave away Swachhata Prizes to various schools, banks, PPT officers and Sections, Paradip Sakshayrata Samity volunteers, Safai Karmacharis and also to Paradip Municipality.
A Swachhata Rath was also flagged off on 25.09.2017 by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT. It went around the colonies in and around Paradip area to spread awareness for cleanliness and Swachhata Message.
World Heart Day 2017 was observed in Paradip Port Trust on 29.09.2017 at the PPT Hospital. Walkathon, Video display on Cardio-Vascular Diseases (CVDs), Blood Sugar Test, Body Mass Index (BMI) test, ECG (Electrocardiography), ECHO (Echocardiogram), Cardiology Clinic and Hands-on training on CPR (Cardio-respiratory Resuscitation)/BLS (Basic Life Support) were conducted.
122 people were examined by the Cardiologists and 12 people underwent ECHO test; all other tests were performed for all the people.
In line with the initiative of the Union Govt. – “Swachhta Hi Seva”, a nation-wide campaign is being observed at Paradip Port Trust and a Swachhata Rath was inaugurated today on 25.09.2017 by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT. During upcoming week, it will go to all the colonies in and around Paradip area to spread awareness for cleanliness and Swachhata Message.
Chairman, PPT flagged off the Rath along with Dy. Chairman, Secretary and other HODs, officials and employees.
During this 17 days nation-wide campaign, various departments will undertake activities like cleaning of colonies, schools, stadiums, weeding out of old records, furniture, repairing of potholes and cleaning of roads, removal of unwanted vegetation, painting of buildings, upgradation and cleaning of public toilets etc. to keep the surroundings neat and clean.
Cervical cancer is the commonest malignancy among women in India and the second most common form of cancer in the world as a whole. Worldwide, particularly in developing countries, cervical cancer remains one of the major cause of loss of human life. A Community-based Cervical Cancer Screening Programme was held in the PPT Hospital on 24.09.2017. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club inaugurated the programme. 53 women were screened, out of which in 5 ladies require further evaluation for the lesions detected. Consultants from AMRI-Asian Cancer Institute conducted the tests in association with PPT Hospital. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT also switched on the Cable TV network installed in Hospital on the occasion.
As part of promotional campaign to attract Cargo Traffic as well as investment, Paradip Port Trust organised a Trade Meet on 20.09.2017 at Jajpur Road after a gap of almost of 3 years tohighlight various initiatives undertaken in operational areas, on-going and up-coming projects and Trade Facilitation measures taken by PPT to the valued customers.The campaign focused on the incentives offered by PPT, the upcoming projects within the Port Area and the investment climate.
Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT in his keynote address told that PPT has clocked 89 MMT cargo handling last year and this year it is vying for the coveted 100 MMT mark. Till date in this fiscal, it has emerged as the fastest growing Port among the Major Ports in the country by clocking 12% growth. It is handling the highest Dry Bulk Cargo of about 59 MMT. The Port has current installed capacity of 143 MMT per annum which will rise another 45 MMT on completion of 4 on-going projects by 2020.Bringing fair competition in cargo handling operations, PPT has enforced 2 cardinal principles i.e. Importers/Exporters are free to appoint any licensed stevedores for handling cargo at PPT. As well, the stevedores are free to engage equipment from any source without any restriction. It has ultimately resulted in reduction of handling cost approximately from Rs. 140/- to Rs. 100/- per tonne. Port railway haulage charges has been discontinuedfor EOL loading and due to removal of Labour levy for steel cargo, additional Steel Cargo of about 4.5 lakh tonnes was attracted till date in the current fiscal. After a gap of 2 years, IOHP resumed itsoperation, which facilitated export of Iron ore pellets for the first time. Presently average Pre Berthing Detention is about one day as against 2.5 Days in 2014. In recognition of significant improvement, in the performance parameters, PPT bagged Best PerformanceAward for the year 2015-16 from Ministry of Shipping.
Regarding infrastructure front, Inner Harbour will be developed for handling Cape Size vessel in FY 2021. Western Dock will be developed with 2 Berths of 15 MMTPA capacity each under captive policy for handling fully laden Cape Size vessels. On completion of the above projects, PPT will become No. 1 Port in terms of cargo traffic as well asPort Capacity among the Major Ports. The construction of Multipurpose Clean Cargo Berth will be operational by March, 2018. Also, Concor will operate Port side Container Terminal developed inside the Port shortly. These facilities will fulfil the long felt need of the Container Trade in Odisha. A Smart Port City is coming up with Multimodal Logistics Park and Industrial Park. Under Trade Facilitation and Ease of Doing Business, PPT has taken initiatives like introduction of on-line plot allotment, online billing, RFID and is on course for setting up of Call Centre for answering to the Trade Enquiries 24x7.
ShriB.B. Patnaik, Asst. Commissioner of Customs, Shri A. Tripathi, DOM, ECoR, S.A. Rahman, Sr. GM, Concor, Shri B. Mishra, VP, UCCI and Shri U.K. Dubey, TMILL were among the other dignitaries who addressed the gathering.The Trade Meet included a presentation by Shri A.K. Sahoo,DTMhighlighted the Port Performance and the status of the infrastructure projects. There was an interactive session between the representatives from the industry and the dignitaries present. The delegates felt that the interaction with the concerned govt. officials present was immensely helpful to them.Shri S.K. Mishra, TM(I/C), PPT gave the welcome address and Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO offered the vote of thanks.
In line with the initiative of the Union Govt. – “Swachhta Hi Sewa”, a nation-wide campaign, Paradip Port Trust today launched its campaign to highlight its flagship cleanliness initiative in the Port City under Swachh Bharat Mission. The objective is to accelerate the environment of cleanliness further in the Port township.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT today administered the Swachhata Pledge to officers and employees. Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT read out the programmes to be taken up by various departments from 15th Sept to 2nd October 2017. A Street Play on Swachhata Awareness - “Samadhan Ama Hatare” was also organised at the event. The Electrical & Mechanical Dept. of PPT today carried out a cleaning drive inside the premises of Paradip Port Trust High School in which wild growth of bushes, grass, unwanted vegetation inside the campus were cleared.
During the 17 days campaign, various departments will undertake activities like cleaning of colonies, schools, stadiums, weeding out of old records, furniture, repairing of potholes and cleaning of roads, removal of unwanted vegetation, painting of buildings, upgradation and cleaning of public toilets etc. to keep the surroundings neat and clean.
Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) of late has been focusing on ensuring safe drinking water to prevent possible outbreak of waterborne diseases in the local slums during this Rainy Season, since unavailability of clean drinking water is one of the major problems faced by those living in the local slums of Paradip. Taking a step ahead, PSS has distributed another 115 Nos. of Water filters manufactured by CIPET, specially recognized for their durability and user-friendly features, among the BPL Families and Tribal People of the Sector 21 area and Jagannath Colony. Smt. Kalpana Sahu, Secretary, Paradip Ladies Club, Members Smt. Preeti Aarati Parija, Smt. Kabita Nahak, Smt. Seemashri Nayak, Er. Susil Chandra Nahak, SE, PPT donated the Water filters in a function held at PSS Office on 27.08.2017.
Shri Ashok Mohaptra, Project Co-ordinator, PSS coordinated the event supported by Shri Rabi Swain, Advisor, PSS.
PSS is also planning to donate more water filters to the remaining colonies during next month.
Paradip Port Trust observed Sadbhavana Diwas (Harmony Day) on 18.08.2017. Sri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT administered Sadbhavana Diwas pledge to the officers and employees of PPT in the presence of Sri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman and HoDs.
Paradip Sakshyarata Samity has made another important social service activity today on 14.08.2017, by extending help for the betterment of the orphans, destitute and old age home inmates of Nibedita Ashram, Patalipanka in Kendrapara District.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust accompanied by Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club, Shri UR Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT, Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, SE (Mech.), Shri B.K. Mallik, Asst. Secretary, PPT and Smt. Kabita Nahak, Smt. Sabita Panda & Smt. Preeti Aarati Parija, Members of the Paradip Ladies Club and PSS Volunteers visited the Ashram and donated folding cots, bed sheets & pillows, umbrellas and daily use items to old inmates of the Ashram. Similarly the children of orphanage home of the Ashram, who are school going, were given notebooks, pens and pencils. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT appreciated PSS for undertaking several social service activities and stated that PPT is committed to improve the conditions of living of the people by extending CSR schemes to the needy. He stated that PPT is donating a Hi-tech Ambulance to the District Hospital at Kendrapara and also developing schools and colleges in Kujanga, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapra Districts. Shri Biswajit Triapathy, Superintendent of the Ashram and his colleagues thanked for the benevolent help extended by PSS.
As torrential rain has thrown normal life out of gear in the last few days in the locality, Paradip Sakshyarata Samity (PSS) on 12.08.2017 has visited various places in and around the Port Township and handed over umbrellas to the poor, destitute, physically handicapped and old people. Shri U R Mohan Raju, Secretary, Paradip Port Trust accompanied by Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, SE (Mech.), Shri B.K. Mallik, Asst. Secretary, PPT and Smt. Kabita Nahak & Smt. Preeti Aarati Parija, Members of the Paradip Ladies Club donated 20 umbrellas along with food items to the poor and needy in Paradip locality.
71st Independence Day was celebrated by Paradip Port Trust Authority with a great passion. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT unfurled the National Flag and took salute from 38 platoons consisting of CISF Jawans, students of Paradip College and different schools of Paradip Township. Addressing on the occasion, he informed thatPPT has been consistently maintaining 2nd position for the last 4 years, in terms of traffic handled amongst all Major Ports. It has undertaken great strides in each area of its activities and has witnessed 15 % growth in terms of cargo handling this year with coking coal, POL & Iron ore traffic have shown a robust growth.The average Berth-day output is the highest amongst all Ports. He explained the following :
Operational Achievements :
Paradip has emerged as one of the premier maritime gateways on the country’s Easter Coast with many user-friendly policies and facilities like –
ONGOING PROJECTS :
Development of 3 New Berths and Mechanisation of 3 Berths at an approximate cost of Rs. 3,300 Cr. is already underway.
Planned Capacity Additions :
The planned capacity additions involving investments to the tune of Rs. 15,000 Cr. over the next 10 years include – Deepening of the Inner Harbour to handle Capes, Outer Harbour and Raillway links.
In addition to the above, Paradip Port Trust is all set to develop a world class, globally competitive Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated cost of Rs. 2770 Cr.that will make Paradip a hub for Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. The major highlights are :
Development Of Super/Multi Specialty Hospital
PPT is going for re-development of Hospital in JV model where Port Employees & Pensioners will be getting best facilities currently unavailable at Paradip. The JV partner will be free to treat outsiders on commercial rates. EOI for JV partner will be floated by October-2017.
As per the clarion call of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, PPT has taken major initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, under which several toilets have been built in and around Paradip.
The Port has been discharging its commitment to the society by taking up several CSR activities.The major activities we cover in CSR are literacy programmes, sanitation & public health, drinking water, street lighting, family welfare, promotion of sports & culture, maintenance of roads/sewage system, expenditure for schools and college and other peripheral development works.
Paradip Port has been organising six months free residential training programmes for sixty (60) unemployed youth of undivided Cuttack district through Central Institute of Plastic Engineering Technology (CIPET) Bhubaneswar and all of them have been gainfully employed after the training.
In order to cater to needs of the denizens from peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted for poor persons at PPT hospital.
On the Environment Front:
Two major initiatives of construction of Sewage Treatment Plant and Mechanised Road Sweeping Machine have been taken up in the current year. New Dust Suppression System at MCHP is also being taken up.
Chairman, PPT thanked Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari for having a grand vision for the development of not only Paradip Port but also the area around it, the State Administration for their unstinted support for development of Port, the role of dedicated PPT officers and staff, Trade Unions, Port users and other stakeholders for their support in achieving such all-round growth of the Port.
Shri Roy unveiled“Paradip Port News” – the quarterly House Journal of PPT. Thereafter, he awarded prizes to the students who have won in debate, essay, quiz, patriotic song competitions and also certificates of appreciation to the officers and employees and officers of the Traffic & Administrative Departments and Environment Cell for their exemplary works.
Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club unveiled “Deepa Jyoti”, the quarterly magazine of Paradip Sakshyarata Samity (PSS) and gave away raincoats to PSS members. She also donated water filters to the BPL families of Jagannath Colony.
Thereafter, a Poet’s Meet was organised at Officer’s Club followed by an exhibition Football match in the afternoon at Gopabandhu Stadium and in the evening, the Inter School Patriotic Dance competitions were held among school children at Jaydev Sadan.
A Concession Agreement has been signed today on 04.08.2017 here at Paradip between Paradip Port Trust and M/s. Kalinga International Coal Terminal ParadipPvt. Ltd.(KICTPPL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) set up by M/s. Kakinada Seaports Ltd, Bothra Group, Visakhapatnam and Ripley Group, Kolkatafor development of New Coal Berth for Handling Coal Importsin PPP Mode on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis in order to cater to the needs of import coal by the Steel Plant and Thermal Power Plants in the PPT hinterland.
The Concession Agreement was signed by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust on behalf of Paradip Port and Shri Ajit Bothra, Director, KICTPPL in the presence of the senior officers of from both KICTPPL and Paradip Port Trust. KICTPPL emerged successful through a global competitive bidding process, as the concessionaire for this Coal ImportTerminal quoting a revenue share of 36.53% to the Port.The concessionaire shall be responsible for financing, designing, construction, commissioning of the Project along with operation and maintenance under the concession agreement. The concession period is 30 (thirty) years. The estimated cost standsat Rs. 655.56crores.On completion of construction, 10 MTPAof cargoshall be added to the capacity of the Port. The draught of the proposed Berth will be 16mtrs. with a length of 370 mtrs. which will facilitate handling of cape size vessels. The Berth will be equipped with modern and efficient machineries like Rail Mounted Ship Unloaders, Stackers &Reclaimers, and Wagon Loading Systemto handle the projected traffic. The entire coal cargo will be handled through mechanised means and enclosed conveyors in order to operate in environmentally sustainable manner..
PPT will provide supporting facilities like Capital & Maintenance dredging and Rail Connectivity to the Terminal. This Project will be developed on the northern side of the dock and is scheduled to be commissioned within 3 years.
In order to control air pollution and keep the roads of Port township neat and clean, Paradip Port Trust today on 05.08.2017 introduced a new Mechanical road sweeper. Shri Debidutta Biswal, IFS, Member Secretary, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, dedicated it for the service of people of Port township in presence of Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT, Shri Susanta Nanda, IFS, Project Director, ICZMP, Odisha, Dr. Ajit Pattanaik, IFS (Retd.), Former Project Director, ICZMP, Odisha, Shri Parameswar Swain, OAS (Retd.), Administrative Officer, ICZMP, Odisha, Shri Subrat Tripathy, COO, Dhamra Port, Dr. Mukesh Mahaling, Regional Officer, OSPCB, Paradip and other senior officials of OSPCB & PPT. The mechanical sweeping machine is the initiative of PPT to effectively clean the roads of the township and reduce the exposure of dust and dirt particles to manual sweepers. It is a Heavy duty truck mounted vacuum suction type road sweeper with filtration system, which can operate both day and night.
In order to cater to needs of the denizens from the peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted on 60 poor persons at PPT Hospital. In a meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Hospital, today on 04.08.2017, cheques towards spectacle assistance have been distributed for post-operation care. While distributing the cheques, Dy. Chairman, Paradip Port Trust Shri N. Vaiyapuri congratulated Dr. P. Panda, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. D.P. Sethy, Ophthalmologist who carried out the successful operations along with the Medical Staff in association with the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity. Shri S.K. Sahu, FA&CAO, Shri K. Ramchandra Rao, Chief Engineer, Capt. Paul N Joseph, Dy. Conservator, PPT were also present on the occasion. The assistance was disbursed in shape of cheques, since PPT has taken up 100% cashless transaction policy.
Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) of late has been focusing on ensuring safe drinking water to prevent possible outbreak of waterborne diseases in the local slums during this Rainy Season, since navailability of clean drinking water is one of the major problems faced by those living in the local slums of Paradip. Taking a step ahead, PSS has distributed 65 Nos. of Water filters manufactured by CIPET, specially recognized for their durability and user-friendly features, among the BPL Families and Tribal People of the Mundapda in Loknath Colony. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club has donated the Water filters in a function held at PSS Office on 16.07.2017.
Smt. Sarojini Sarangi, Councillor, Paradip Municipality, Shri UR Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT, Shri P Tudu, Sr. Asst. Secretary, PPT and Volunteers of PSS were present on the occasion. Shri Ashok Mohaptra, Project Co-ordinator, PSS coordinated the event.
PSS will also donate more water filters to the remaining colonies during the next functions.
World Population Day 2017 was observed by Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) at Officer’s Club on 11.07.2017 to raise awareness on global population issues, particularly their effects on development and the environment, and to further advocacy on safe and voluntary family planning.
Dr. Prahallad Panda, CMO, PPT Hospital graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The function was presided by Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, PSS Shri R.R. Subbarao, Surveryor-in-Charge & Trustee, PPT, Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, Dy. Chairman, PSS were Guests of Honour. To mark the occasion, various competitions like Quiz, Slogan, Debate competitions were held among the members of local Mahila Samity members and school children and the winners were felicitated by Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club. Jagannth Colony UP School Teachers, who are doing service to the BPL families were also felicitated on the occasion. Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, PSS announced that PSS will soon conduct Eye Check Up and Medical Camps for the BPL families from the locality, with the help of District Administration. He advised to those who are interested, to register their names with PSS for taking a decision.
Shri P. Tudu, Secretary, PSS gave the welcome address and Shri Ashok Mohapatra, Project Coordinator offered vote of thanks.
Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) has been running Adult Education Centres in various colonies in Paradip area for the benefit of old and senior citizens to make them literate.
Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club has donated 3 Emergency Lamps and the Torchlights for the benefits of these Centres in a function organised today by PSS. Apart from these slates, notebooks, pens and pencils are also donated. `Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, Paradip Sakshyarata Samity, Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, Dy. Chairman, Shri P Tudu, Secretary and Smt. Preeti Aarati Parija, Member, Paradip Ladies Club were also present on the occasion.
PSS has been conducting various programmes for the development of literacy movement in Paradip locality.
Paradip Port has handled 24.44 MMT of traffic as against 20.59 MMT of cargo handled during the corresponding period of previous year (2016-17) witnessing a growth rate of 18.63 % in the First quarter.
The number of vessels handled by the Port accordingly has recorded a growth of 12.34% in the above period as the Port handled 437 number of ships in the FY-2017-18 (up to June,2017) as against 389 number of ships handled during the corresponding period of previous year (2016-17).
The Port has already taken a slew of measures which has ensured improvement in productivity of ship day from 22,161MT in 2016-17 to 25,588 MT for ship day in 2017-18( up to June,2017) witnessing a growth of 15.46 % and average Turnround time (TRT) has improved from 4.53 days in 2016-17 to 4.40 days in 2017-18. The berth occupancy has also been reduced by 2% i.e. from 69% to 67% while traffic increased by 18.63% in the first quarter.
Because of various initiatives, the following record handling in cargo operation at PPT has been witnessed during the 1st quarter of FY 2017-18.
The Port has taken up a host of projects to increase the capacity from existing 143.44 Million Metric Tonnes per annum to 325 MMTPA by the year ending 2025
Some of the ongoing projects are as follows:
In addition to the above, Port has taken up different initiatives to develop the Port city to a Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated cost of Rs. 2770Cr.
The major works taken up for eco-friendly Port Operation are as follows.
Also, the following beautification works have been taken up to improve the Port Landscape and general well being of the inhabitants of Port Township.
The Port has been discharging its commitment to the society by taking up several CSR activities during the 1st quarter of FY 2017-18.
The 3rd International Day of Yoga has been celebrated by Paradip Port Trust with much enthusiasm on 21.06.2017. Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, Paradip Port Trust inaugurated the programme at Officers’ Club premises in the morning. Officers & Employees of Paradip Port Trust, CISF personnel of PPT Unit, Students of Port Trust ME School and residents of the Port Township actively participated in large number in the programme organized at Officers’ Club premises as well as at Gopabandhu Stadium.
Smt. Sanjukta Mohanty, Sr. Higher National Programme Fauclty from the Art of Living, conducted Yoga programme with assistance from Smt. Jharana Pati, Yoga Teacher of Port Trust ME School at Officers’ Club. Shri Dhanurddhara Nayak of Patanjanli Yoga Samiti, Paradip conducted the Yoga programme at Gopabandhu Stadium. Shri Tapas Ranjan Pati from the Art of Living, Paradip conducted practice sessions on 19th and 20th June for the preaparation of the participants.
As per the directives of the Ministry of Shipping, Paradip Port Trust organised “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas Sammelan” at Rajnagar, Kendrapara on 13.06.2017. The Sammelan showcased the development and initiatives taken by the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping and Paradip Port Trust during the last 3 years.
The Sammelan began with one Minute silence observed to pay tribute to Sahid Major Smruti Ranjan Samal from Aul killed in an accident at J&K. Shri Kanak Vardhan Sihghdeo, Leader, BJP Legislature Party, Odisha Legislative Assembly inaugurated the Sammelan attending as Chief Guest. Extending Raja Festive wishes to the local people, he impressed upon them to join in realising dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi - “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat”.
Shri Bhuban Mohan Jena, Trustee, PPT and Shri Prtap Kumar Mishra, Trustee, PPT narrated about the tremendous progress that PPT has achieved during the last 3 years under the guidance from Ministry of Shipping.
Welcoming the dignitaries Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT told that from an humble beginning as a Mono-commodity Port in 1962, PPT has grown by leaps and bounds and has been consistently maintaining 2nd position for the last 3 years, in terms of traffic handled amongst all Major Ports. In FY 2016-17, it has achieved 89 Million Metric Tonnes cargo handling and is vying for coveted 100 Million Metric Tonnes in this fiscal. As per the clarion call of the Prime Minister of India, PPT has taken 3 major initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, under which several toilets have been built in and around Paradip.
Second is the Ease of Doing Business, under which user friendly facilities like On-line Berth &Plot allotment, RFID based control system, 100% cashless transaction, e-tendering, e-auction and e-procurements, Mobile app. have been implemented. Under Skill India Development Programme, every year 30 students are being trained at CIPET by PPT. Under CSR, 100 BPL patients have been operated for cataract last year and this year the target is 150 patients.
The event showcased the social welfare, education, economic and other development programs of the Government of India during last three years besides a short film on the development of the Govt. as well as PPT. Cultural programme was conducted by the Gopal Das Memorial Cultural Organisation, Pattamundai, which enthralled the audience in this three hour event. The sammelan was attended by more than 2,000 people, including women and children, from nearby areas.
As per the directives from the Ministry of Shipping “Sabka Sath Sab ka Vikas Sammelan” is being organised by Major Ports to inform the public about the achievements and the future development plans of the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India. Paradip Port Trust will organise these Sammelans at the Gopabandhu Stadium, Paradip on 12th June, 2017 and at R&B Inspection Bungalow premises, Rajangar on 13th June, 2017 at 4.30 PM.
While addressing a Press Meet at Officer’s Club, Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman of the Port said that the PPT plays a vital role in the economic development of the Country as well as the State. Major Steel and Power Plants located in and around the State are sourcing their raw materials through PPT, which provides the lowest handling cost by improving the operational efficiency, besides developing the infrastructure. Also it will be aimed to highlight the projects like Multi Modal Logistics Park, Industrial Park, Smart Port City and proposed Outer Harbour etc. in the Sammelan. Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, PPT was also present on the occasion.
PPT will also be showcasing its success saga and achievements during the last 3 years. It is pertinent to inform that PPT has been awarded by the Ministry of Shipping for Best Performance among Major Ports in 2015-16 and for 2nd Highest Growth in Traffic for the year 2016-17. Besides, PPT has achieved Greentech Safety Award 2016 for outstanding achievement in Safety Management.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping and Transport appreciated PPT’s performance and presented an award to Paradip Port Trust for achieving 2nd Highest Growth in Traffic for the year 2016-17. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT received the award for PPT from Hon’ble Minister during the review meeting held at Dona Paula, Goa on 19th May, 2017. For Paradip Port Trust, this is the second year in a row for receiving award from the Ministry of Shipping.
Paradip Port has handled 88.95 MMT of cargo during the year 2016-17 as against the previous year traffic of 76.38 MMT and thereby achieved overall traffic growth of 16.5%, which is the 2nd highest growth in traffic among the Major Ports of India for the year 2016-17. Incidentally, the 12.55 MT incremental cargo handling in 2016-17 achieved by PPT is the highest amongst all Major Ports.
During the year, the Port Performance Parameters viz., Berth-day output improved to 23139 MT with 12.24% growth and the Berth Occupancy is 66% as against 67% of the previous year despite of handling of 16.5% more cargo.
Paradip Port has been relentlessly working with an objective of providing hassle free service and offering the lowest handling charges among the East Coast Ports to its valued customers.
The 54th National Maritime Day was observed with gusto by Paradip Port Trust on 5th April, 2017. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust unfurled the National Maritime Day flag at the function held at Wet Basin of the Port in the morning. Addressing on the occasion Shri Roy, elucidated on the importance of celebration of Maritime day and emphasized on the current challenges and opportunities for the Maritime Trade in India. Shri Roy appreciated the performance of the Paradip Port, especially of the Marine Department as the best, for their prompt and efficient marine services. During FY 2016-17, PPT has handled 88.95 Million Metric Tonnes of cargo and retained 2nd position amongst all the Major Ports with an annual growth rate of 16.5%, which is the highest achievement in the history of PPT. He called upon the officers and employees of PPT to contribute same in next fiscal also, so that PPT will hit the target of 100 Million Metric Tonnes in cargo handling.
Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT also impressed upon the PPT officers and employees to aim at the magic figure of 100 MMT in cargo handling. Capt. Paul N Joseph, Dy. Conservator, PPT presiding over the function said that the 5th April is celebrated as National Maritime Day in India because history was created on this day in the year 1919, when the first Indian owned ship SS Loyalty, sailed from Bombay to London. Guest of Honour Capt. O.P. Paul (Retd.) was felicitated on the occasion. Capt. A.K. Mohapatra, Harbour Master introduced the guests, while giving the welcome address.
Several competitions relating to marine jobs were conducted amongst the employees of Paradip Port Trust, ladies present on the occasion, Indian Coast Guard, CISF and the trainees of Orissa Maritime Academy. Besides, Swachh Bharat Awards were given to CME, Dy. CE and Marine Dept. Establishment Section for the month of Apri, 2017 for keeping their offices neat and clean. Chief Guest Shri Roy gave away the prizes to the winners. Shri B. Sikdar, Sr. Marine Engineer of PPT tendered Vote of thanks. In In the evening a seminar was organised by Marine Dept. of PPT at Officer’s Club with the theme - “Connecting India through Shipping.”
In order to cater to needs of the denizens from the peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted on 100 poor persons at PPT Hospital in a year. In a meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Hospital, today on 31.03.2017, cheques towards spectacle assistance have been distributed for post-operation care. While distributing the cheques, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust congratulated the Dr. P. Panda, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. D.P. Sethy, Ophthalmologist who carried out the successful operations along with the Medical Staff in association with the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity.
Swachhata Pakhwada at Paradip Port came to an end today on 31.03.2017 with the valedictory function held at Jaydev Sadan. Shri U.R. Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT while welcoming the guests, briefed on the respective initiatives of PPT. A presentation on activities conducted by the Port for the last fortnight, along with Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyarata Samity Members was shown. A student from Port Trust High School Ms. Kabya Priyadarsini Mallik of Class IX, spoke on the aspects of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and activities conducted by the Port during the fortnight. Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality was awarded a prize for his co-operation and active participation in the Swachhata Pakhwada by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT. The employees of the Cleaning Section of Cargo Berth Office, Traffic Dept., E&CM division of the Engineering Dept. and members of Paradip Sakshyrata Samity were also awarded. All the HODs were also felicitated on the occasion for effectively undertaking Swachhata Drive by their respective Departments. Awards were also given to the employees for keeping their quarters and surroundings neat and clean. Awards were also presented to the representatives of Local Schools and Shops, which have maintained their work areas clean.
“Swachhata Pakhwada” started at PPT on 16th March, 2017 with Chairman, PPT along with other officers and staff of PPT taking pledge for cleaning and making Paradip a beautiful town. A street play named “Polythene Rakshyasa” was demonstrated by a local cultural organisation CANMASS in the locality during the period.
PPT had taken an innovative step by forming a Mobile Swachhata Squad to go around Paradip locality to maintain cleanliness during the period.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 15th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning near Jubilee Market Complex and Vijaya Market Complex area, Badapadia, Paradip.
At 8:30 AM, under the supervision of Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT, cleaning drive was taken up, in association with the staff of Paradip Muncipality and PPT employees. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, discarded oil refills, waste cartons etc. creating unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, at Ghanagalia Pump House, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
A committee from PPT visited local schools, markets and quarters of employees and assessed the individuals and the institutions maintaining utmost cleanliness.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 13th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mound near the Gopabandhu Colony, Madhuban.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the help of Paradip Municipality undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere and blocking passages to nearby drain, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, within Administrative Building premises, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 12th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mounds near Ambedkar Statue and in front of Paradip Bus-Stand.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, sugarcane residues, raw coconut shells, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, at the Brundaban Colony Pump House, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 11th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the shrubs and weeds grown inside the main drain in front of the Administrative Building and removing trash mounds and broken branches piled in front of Paradip Police Station.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off. The shrubs, weeds grown inside the drains and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
Similarly, at the Nuabazar Pump House, under the aegis of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 10th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mound near Cargo Handling Workers Colony, Madhuban and cleaning the shrubs, weeds grown within the Administrative Building premises for the second day.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the staff of Paradip Municipality undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off. The shrubs, weeds grown within the premises and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
Similarly, at the PHD & E&CM Division offices of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned obsolete documents and removed the broken furniture.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 9th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the shrubs, weeds inside the Administrative Building premises and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the staff of Paradip Municipality and lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity undertook the above cleaning drive. Dry leaves heaps, waster papers, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere were removed and disposed off. In the Estate Wing of the Administrative Building, removing/weeding out of obsolete documents, broken furniture were done.
A Swachhata Workshop was held in the Paradip port Trust High School to create awareness among school children. Shri Smruti Ranjan Beura, Deputy Manger (MS), PPT screened a small film titled “Swachh Bharat” for the school children and in the film apart from health and hygiene awareness, various Swachh Bharat activities undertaken by the Port from time to time were also covered.
Similarly, at Sector-4 Pump house, under the E&CM Division of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 4th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the stretch of road from the DAV Public School to the Nuabazar Chowk.
At 8:30 AM, under the supervision of Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT, cleaning drive taken up, in association with the members of Paradip Shakshyarata Samity, Paradip Muncipality and PPT employees. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, discarded oil refills, waste straw heaps etc. which used to block the passages into roadside drainages and creating unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Medical Dept. of Paradip Port Trust, in association with the Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyrata Samity also simultaneously undertook a cleaning programme at Majhipada of Bauriapalanda Slum Areas in the periphery of Paradip. Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. P. Panda, the Officials and Employees of Medical Dept. of PPT, Officials of Paradip Municipality in the presence of Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality and the lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity, Anganwadi Workers from the locality participated in large number the cleaning the slum road, market area and drainages, removed the roadside garbage, wild vegetation, spray of anti-mosquito oil in stagnant water-bodies, spread bleaching powder for disinfecting the slum area.
Similarly, at Madhuban Pump House, under the aegis of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes from Raw Water I & II areas.
PPT started the observation of Swachhata Pakhwada from 16th March to 31st March 2017, under the instructions of the Ministry of Shipping. The observation started by taking “Swachhata Pledge” by all PPT officers and employees on 16.03.2017 by at 11.00 Hrs at Administrative Building Portico. Chairman, PPT Shri Rinkesh Roy administered pledge to all PPT officers and employees. Thereafter, a Street Play named “Polythene Rakshyasa” was performed by local cultural organisation Canmass in front of Administrative Building to make the denizens aware about the hazards of the polythene. In order to encourage the officers and employees to keep their offices neat and clean, competitions were conducted in March, 2017 and prizes have been awarded by Chairman, PPT on 16.03.2017 to CMO, DMMS and B&C Division of Civil Engineering Dept.
PPT has already drawn up fortnightly plan on the occasion of Swachhata Pakhwada viz. awareness drive among workers and staffs of all pump houses & filter house, all workers & staff of all gardens, organisation of swachhata awareness workshop in local schools, award to local shops & establishments for keeping their surroundings clean, weeding out of old records in different sections, cleanliness drive in local slums, display of swachhata awareness banners at important locations in the township. Mobile Swachhata Squad (Van) to go around the Paradip Locality to maintain cleanliness.
PPT also conducted cleanliness programme at Gate No. 4 front area on 16.03.2017 at 08.00 Hrs. E&CM Division of Engineering Dept. undertook cleaning of shrubs, wild bushes and drain area near Nuabazar Pump House on 16.03.2017 to observe Swachhata Pakhwada.
Paradip Port Trust organised a Street Play on “Polythene Rakshyasa” on 26.02.2017, in association with Canmass, the leading cultural organisation of the locality at the Paradip Bus Stand and Sandhakuda Slum area to make the localites aware about the dangers posed by rampant polythene usage, under Swachh
Bharat Mission. The programme was inaugurated by Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT in the presence of Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, PPT, Capt. A.K. Mohapatra , Harbour Master, PPT, Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality, Shri Chaudhury Pravas Swain, President, Paradip Bus Owner’s Association. Shri Sriman Mishra, ATM, PPT coordinated the programme. PPT has already drawn up a plan to conduct Street Plays in various slum areas on a monthly basis to create awareness among the denizes of the Port township to keep the locality clean and ensure a hygienic living.
Paradip Township woke up to a very peaceful day on February 8th. For a change, there was very less traffic, less pollution and less noise on the roads. Walking and Cycle riding by PPT officials and employees were seen on the roads. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT led from the front by walking to the office all the way from his official quarters as PPT observed - “No Vehicle Day”. The basic objective is to create awareness among the public and also reduce the traffic congestion and enable PPT officers and employees to play active role in controlling the global warming. Not only PPT officials and employees, but also the Port Users gave their two and four-wheelers a miss for the day and opted for walk / bicycles instead. Officials & staff of M/s. Chennai Radha have organised a rally to emphasize the importance of reduction of use of motor vehicles on the road to reduce pollution.
All denizens have lauded the efforts undertaken by PPT and some of them even voluntarily supported the drive and participated by using bicycles.
As a part of undertaking various measures for environmental improvement, Paradip Port Trust will observe “No Vehicle Day” on 8th February 2017 (Wednesday). In order to encourage people to give their two and four-wheelers a miss for a day and opt for walk/bicycles/rickshaws instead, the Authorities want people to keep the roads free of vehicles at least for a day. The initiative will help to create awareness among the public and also reduce the traffic congestion and enable PPT officers and employees to play active role in reducing the global warming. Walking is good for health also and on the day, no vehicle will be allowed inside the Administrative Building premises and similarly, no vehicle will be allowed to be parked on the road in front of the Administrative Building. Hence, PPT has requested officers and employees, the Port Users and the General Public to kindly co-operate in this noble endeavour and not to use the vehicles in Paradip on that day.
The Administrative Dept. of Paradip Port Trust, in association with the Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyrata Samity has undertaken a cleaning programme at Noliapada slum in the periphery of Paradip, under Swachh Bharat Campaign. Under the guidance of Secretary PPT, Shri UR Mohan Raju and Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality, the message - “Our Cleanliness is the beauty of Mother India” was sent out to the slum people. The Officials of the Administrative Dept., PPT, Officials of Paradip Municipality and the lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity, cleared the wild growth of vegetation, cleaned the slum road and removed the roadside garbage.
Secretary, PPT informed that PPT has made a year-long schedule to under take cleaniliness in and aroung Paradip area on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, by each Department.