Jawaharlal Nehru Port is committed to sustainable development and adequate measures are being taken to maintain ecological balance. The total land available with JNPT is around 3402 hectares out of this, 1147 hectares area (34%) of the port is under green cover including mangroves. The port’s ecosystem consists of rich and diversified flora and fauna. To address the Global climate change problem at port level, the Port has taken up various initiatives to achieve “Green Port Status” and has received many commendation/awards in this endeavour.
The port has acquired about 2987 ha. Land for ports development in the year 1987-88. The land acquired was low laying and port has developed the land as per the requirement. Major chunk of the available vacant land parcels within JNPT falls under mangrove areas.
Within JNPT boundary there are significant number of Mangroves. These mangroves have grown in due course of time in the past decade. Mangroves categorized as per their density. One is dense mangroves that are there for more than past 2 decades and are of significant ecological importance. The other ones are sparse mangroves which came up later and have unfilled vacant land parcels in between them.
Right now including land filing area the total land available with JNPT is about 3402 hectares. In the year 2000 the total mangrove area within JNPT was about 406 hectares and the same grew to 885 hectares by 2014 and 913.6 hectares by 2016 due to a breach in the bund which was abutting the dense mangroves on the Nhava creek side.
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