Mangalore's port gets greener by 10,000 saplings

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on June 09, 2011 Published on June 09, 2011

New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) has taken various initiatives for increasing the green cover in its vicinity, according to Mr T.S.N. Murthy, Deputy Chairman of NMPT.

Speaking at the World Environment Day celebrations recently, he said that a green belt is being developed in and around the port, consisting of 10,000 saplings and water conservation measures.

Lauding the commitment of NMPT for environmental protection, Mr C.D. Kumar, Senior Environmental Officer, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, said that these initiatives are worth emulating.

Mr P. Tamilvanan, Chairman of NMPT, said that the port is committed to developing infrastructure to handle more cargo by complying with all statutory requirements. Stating that environmental concerns are well addressed by NMPT, he said pollution in the vicinity of the port has come down due to various measures initiated by the port.

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Published on June 09, 2011
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