10 Mar 2015
Ministry of Shipping evolved a new incentive scheme to encourage major ports to become green ports.
Percentage of project cost for green projects that the Ministry would provide assistance for. Projects such as waste water treatment, renewable energy generation, use of bio-diesel and provision of shore power would be supported.
Rs. 25 crore
Financial grant to be given to each major port for undertaking these initiatives.
capacity to be generated using renewable sources in the next 5 years - committed to by 9 major ports. This includes 25 MW generation by Jawaharlal Nehru Port and 20 MW each by Paradip Port, Kamarajar Port and Kandla Port.