Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide: The Haldia port of West Bengal has emerged as the cleanest in a first-ever ranking of all major Indian ports on sanitation parameters, the Shipping Ministry said.
The ranking of all 13 Indian ports was conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI) during the ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ observed from March
“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,” Kumar said.
The ranking was based on the efforts made by these ports to address waste generating sources with respect to port operation, office area, township area and the response to incoming ships.
The ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ was a major sanitation and cleanliness campaign launched by Shipping Minister Nitin Gadakari on March 16.