Gangavaram Port Celebrates World Environment Day 2015
Gangavaram Port Limited, India’s deepest and multi-purpose port today celebrated the World Environment Day by initiating a massive Green Belt Development program at the port premises to create awareness and express their commitment towards the environmental sustainability, energy conservation and introduce measure for resource conservation .
The event was attended by Sri Palla Srinivasa Rao,M.Tech, MBA, Hon’ble MLA, Gajuwaka Assembly Constituency and Sri. Amit Garg I.P.S. Commissioner of Police Visakhapatnam City and officers from A.P. Pollution Control board of Visakhapatnam along with key employees and staff members of Gangavaram Port Limited. All participants pledged to focus on efficient utilization of current resources and maintaining clean & green surroundings for building a better future for Vizag. Apart from sapling plantation at the port premises Gangavaram Port Senior Officials and Employee voluntarily participated in the “Green Rally” event organized by AP Pollution Control Board, Visakhapatnam. The event was flagged by the Member Secretary, A.P. Pollution Control Board & the Collector & District Magistrate, Visakhapatnam at Rama Krishna Beach at 6:15 am.
With the depleting regenerative capacity of our planet the theme of this year’s World Environment Day is Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. In the present scenario there is strong need to focus on resource efficiency and adapting sustainable consumption and production patterns across the world.With an objective to create resources for the future the Green Belt Development program at Gangavaram Port will include planting more than 15,000 saplings in the port area during this week. GPL plans to plant 35,000 saplings in the port area under Green belt programme and 20,000 saplings around the neighborhood area including HB Colony, Yarada hills, Venkannapalem, BC Road , Swatantra nagar and Y- Junction under Green Visakha program by December 2015. Under the Green Visakha programme 2014-15 Gangavaram Port Ltd successfully completed the plantation of targeted 30,000 plantations at Gangavaram port and received the appreciation from the Visakhapatnam authorities for timely completion with 98% survival rate.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. DT Naik Director Corporate Affairs at Gangavaram Port Limited said, “At Gangavaram Port Limited we are committed towards devising a sustainable solution for creating a Green future for our next generation. This year’s theme of Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet and Consume with Care encourages people to make both individual and collective decisions to save resources and conserve our environment for future. We at Gangavaram Port have made significant progress in developing a Green Belt & creating forums for social & economic development. It’s our endeavor to preserve our natural surrounding and help Vizag become a green city in the near future“.