- For the first time ever, the twelve major ports under the Ministry of Shipping have been ranked on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources with respect to;
1. port operation,
2. office area,
3. township area and
4. the response to incoming ships.
- The assessment methodology included official interview, direct observation by the designated team from Quality Council of India and stakeholder’s interaction.
- 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, almost all ports have achieved the benchmark for cleanliness or are well above it.
- The ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ was a major sanitation and cleanliness campaign launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Sh. Nitin Gadakari on the 16th of March 2017 at the Shipping House in Mumbai, and observed by all the twelve major ports, five PSEs and seven attached offices/organizations of the Ministry of Shipping.
- 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.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian port has topped the list in the first ever ranking of ports on Sanitation Parameters, undertaken during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ observed from the 16th to 31st of March 2017?
- Haldia Port.