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Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) of late has been focusing on ensuring safe drinking water to prevent possible outbreak of waterborne diseases in the local slums during this Rainy Season, since navailability of clean drinking water is one of the major problems faced by those living in the local slums of Paradip. Taking a step ahead, PSS has distributed 65 Nos. of Water filters manufactured by CIPET, specially recognized for their durability and user-friendly features, among the BPL Families and Tribal People of the Mundapda in Loknath Colony. Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club has donated the Water filters in a function held at PSS Office on 16.07.2017.
Smt. Sarojini Sarangi, Councillor, Paradip Municipality, Shri UR Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT, Shri P Tudu, Sr. Asst. Secretary, PPT and Volunteers of PSS were present on the occasion. Shri Ashok Mohaptra, Project Co-ordinator, PSS coordinated the event.
PSS will also donate more water filters to the remaining colonies during the next functions.
World Population Day 2017 was observed by Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) at Officer’s Club on 11.07.2017 to raise awareness on global population issues, particularly their effects on development and the environment, and to further advocacy on safe and voluntary family planning.
Dr. Prahallad Panda, CMO, PPT Hospital graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The function was presided by Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, PSS Shri R.R. Subbarao, Surveryor-in-Charge & Trustee, PPT, Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, Dy. Chairman, PSS were Guests of Honour. To mark the occasion, various competitions like Quiz, Slogan, Debate competitions were held among the members of local Mahila Samity members and school children and the winners were felicitated by Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club. Jagannth Colony UP School Teachers, who are doing service to the BPL families were also felicitated on the occasion. Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, PSS announced that PSS will soon conduct Eye Check Up and Medical Camps for the BPL families from the locality, with the help of District Administration. He advised to those who are interested, to register their names with PSS for taking a decision.
Shri P. Tudu, Secretary, PSS gave the welcome address and Shri Ashok Mohapatra, Project Coordinator offered vote of thanks.
Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti (PSS) has been running Adult Education Centres in various colonies in Paradip area for the benefit of old and senior citizens to make them literate.
Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies club has donated 3 Emergency Lamps and the Torchlights for the benefits of these Centres in a function organised today by PSS. Apart from these slates, notebooks, pens and pencils are also donated. `Shri UR Mohan Raju, Working Chairman, Paradip Sakshyarata Samity, Shri Susil Chandra Nahak, Dy. Chairman, Shri P Tudu, Secretary and Smt. Preeti Aarati Parija, Member, Paradip Ladies Club were also present on the occasion.
PSS has been conducting various programmes for the development of literacy movement in Paradip locality.
Paradip Port has handled 24.44 MMT of traffic as against 20.59 MMT of cargo handled during the corresponding period of previous year (2016-17) witnessing a growth rate of 18.63 % in the First quarter.
The number of vessels handled by the Port accordingly has recorded a growth of 12.34% in the above period as the Port handled 437 number of ships in the FY-2017-18 (up to June,2017) as against 389 number of ships handled during the corresponding period of previous year (2016-17).
The Port has already taken a slew of measures which has ensured improvement in productivity of ship day from 22,161MT in 2016-17 to 25,588 MT for ship day in 2017-18( up to June,2017) witnessing a growth of 15.46 % and average Turnround time (TRT) has improved from 4.53 days in 2016-17 to 4.40 days in 2017-18. The berth occupancy has also been reduced by 2% i.e. from 69% to 67% while traffic increased by 18.63% in the first quarter.
Because of various initiatives, the following record handling in cargo operation at PPT has been witnessed during the 1st quarter of FY 2017-18.
The Port has taken up a host of projects to increase the capacity from existing 143.44 Million Metric Tonnes per annum to 325 MMTPA by the year ending 2025
Some of the ongoing projects are as follows:
In addition to the above, Port has taken up different initiatives to develop the Port city to a Smart Industrial Port City at an estimated cost of Rs. 2770Cr.
The major works taken up for eco-friendly Port Operation are as follows.
Also, the following beautification works have been taken up to improve the Port Landscape and general well being of the inhabitants of Port Township.
The Port has been discharging its commitment to the society by taking up several CSR activities during the 1st quarter of FY 2017-18.
The 3rd International Day of Yoga has been celebrated by Paradip Port Trust with much enthusiasm on 21.06.2017. Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, Paradip Port Trust inaugurated the programme at Officers’ Club premises in the morning. Officers & Employees of Paradip Port Trust, CISF personnel of PPT Unit, Students of Port Trust ME School and residents of the Port Township actively participated in large number in the programme organized at Officers’ Club premises as well as at Gopabandhu Stadium.
Smt. Sanjukta Mohanty, Sr. Higher National Programme Fauclty from the Art of Living, conducted Yoga programme with assistance from Smt. Jharana Pati, Yoga Teacher of Port Trust ME School at Officers’ Club. Shri Dhanurddhara Nayak of Patanjanli Yoga Samiti, Paradip conducted the Yoga programme at Gopabandhu Stadium. Shri Tapas Ranjan Pati from the Art of Living, Paradip conducted practice sessions on 19th and 20th June for the preaparation of the participants.
As per the directives of the Ministry of Shipping, Paradip Port Trust organised “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas Sammelan” at Rajnagar, Kendrapara on 13.06.2017. The Sammelan showcased the development and initiatives taken by the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping and Paradip Port Trust during the last 3 years.
The Sammelan began with one Minute silence observed to pay tribute to Sahid Major Smruti Ranjan Samal from Aul killed in an accident at J&K. Shri Kanak Vardhan Sihghdeo, Leader, BJP Legislature Party, Odisha Legislative Assembly inaugurated the Sammelan attending as Chief Guest. Extending Raja Festive wishes to the local people, he impressed upon them to join in realising dream of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi - “Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat”.
Shri Bhuban Mohan Jena, Trustee, PPT and Shri Prtap Kumar Mishra, Trustee, PPT narrated about the tremendous progress that PPT has achieved during the last 3 years under the guidance from Ministry of Shipping.
Welcoming the dignitaries Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT told that from an humble beginning as a Mono-commodity Port in 1962, PPT has grown by leaps and bounds and has been consistently maintaining 2nd position for the last 3 years, in terms of traffic handled amongst all Major Ports. In FY 2016-17, it has achieved 89 Million Metric Tonnes cargo handling and is vying for coveted 100 Million Metric Tonnes in this fiscal. As per the clarion call of the Prime Minister of India, PPT has taken 3 major initiatives like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, under which several toilets have been built in and around Paradip.
Second is the Ease of Doing Business, under which user friendly facilities like On-line Berth &Plot allotment, RFID based control system, 100% cashless transaction, e-tendering, e-auction and e-procurements, Mobile app. have been implemented. Under Skill India Development Programme, every year 30 students are being trained at CIPET by PPT. Under CSR, 100 BPL patients have been operated for cataract last year and this year the target is 150 patients.
The event showcased the social welfare, education, economic and other development programs of the Government of India during last three years besides a short film on the development of the Govt. as well as PPT. Cultural programme was conducted by the Gopal Das Memorial Cultural Organisation, Pattamundai, which enthralled the audience in this three hour event. The sammelan was attended by more than 2,000 people, including women and children, from nearby areas.
As per the directives from the Ministry of Shipping “Sabka Sath Sab ka Vikas Sammelan” is being organised by Major Ports to inform the public about the achievements and the future development plans of the Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India. Paradip Port Trust will organise these Sammelans at the Gopabandhu Stadium, Paradip on 12th June, 2017 and at R&B Inspection Bungalow premises, Rajangar on 13th June, 2017 at 4.30 PM.
While addressing a Press Meet at Officer’s Club, Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman of the Port said that the PPT plays a vital role in the economic development of the Country as well as the State. Major Steel and Power Plants located in and around the State are sourcing their raw materials through PPT, which provides the lowest handling cost by improving the operational efficiency, besides developing the infrastructure. Also it will be aimed to highlight the projects like Multi Modal Logistics Park, Industrial Park, Smart Port City and proposed Outer Harbour etc. in the Sammelan. Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, PPT was also present on the occasion.
PPT will also be showcasing its success saga and achievements during the last 3 years. It is pertinent to inform that PPT has been awarded by the Ministry of Shipping for Best Performance among Major Ports in 2015-16 and for 2nd Highest Growth in Traffic for the year 2016-17. Besides, PPT has achieved Greentech Safety Award 2016 for outstanding achievement in Safety Management.
Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Shipping and Transport appreciated PPT’s performance and presented an award to Paradip Port Trust for achieving 2nd Highest Growth in Traffic for the year 2016-17. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT received the award for PPT from Hon’ble Minister during the review meeting held at Dona Paula, Goa on 19th May, 2017. For Paradip Port Trust, this is the second year in a row for receiving award from the Ministry of Shipping.
Paradip Port has handled 88.95 MMT of cargo during the year 2016-17 as against the previous year traffic of 76.38 MMT and thereby achieved overall traffic growth of 16.5%, which is the 2nd highest growth in traffic among the Major Ports of India for the year 2016-17. Incidentally, the 12.55 MT incremental cargo handling in 2016-17 achieved by PPT is the highest amongst all Major Ports.
During the year, the Port Performance Parameters viz., Berth-day output improved to 23139 MT with 12.24% growth and the Berth Occupancy is 66% as against 67% of the previous year despite of handling of 16.5% more cargo.
Paradip Port has been relentlessly working with an objective of providing hassle free service and offering the lowest handling charges among the East Coast Ports to its valued customers.
The 54th National Maritime Day was observed with gusto by Paradip Port Trust on 5th April, 2017. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust unfurled the National Maritime Day flag at the function held at Wet Basin of the Port in the morning. Addressing on the occasion Shri Roy, elucidated on the importance of celebration of Maritime day and emphasized on the current challenges and opportunities for the Maritime Trade in India. Shri Roy appreciated the performance of the Paradip Port, especially of the Marine Department as the best, for their prompt and efficient marine services. During FY 2016-17, PPT has handled 88.95 Million Metric Tonnes of cargo and retained 2nd position amongst all the Major Ports with an annual growth rate of 16.5%, which is the highest achievement in the history of PPT. He called upon the officers and employees of PPT to contribute same in next fiscal also, so that PPT will hit the target of 100 Million Metric Tonnes in cargo handling.
Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT also impressed upon the PPT officers and employees to aim at the magic figure of 100 MMT in cargo handling. Capt. Paul N Joseph, Dy. Conservator, PPT presiding over the function said that the 5th April is celebrated as National Maritime Day in India because history was created on this day in the year 1919, when the first Indian owned ship SS Loyalty, sailed from Bombay to London. Guest of Honour Capt. O.P. Paul (Retd.) was felicitated on the occasion. Capt. A.K. Mohapatra, Harbour Master introduced the guests, while giving the welcome address.
Several competitions relating to marine jobs were conducted amongst the employees of Paradip Port Trust, ladies present on the occasion, Indian Coast Guard, CISF and the trainees of Orissa Maritime Academy. Besides, Swachh Bharat Awards were given to CME, Dy. CE and Marine Dept. Establishment Section for the month of Apri, 2017 for keeping their offices neat and clean. Chief Guest Shri Roy gave away the prizes to the winners. Shri B. Sikdar, Sr. Marine Engineer of PPT tendered Vote of thanks. In In the evening a seminar was organised by Marine Dept. of PPT at Officer’s Club with the theme - “Connecting India through Shipping.”
In order to cater to needs of the denizens from the peripheral areas of Paradip Port, free cataract operations have been conducted on 100 poor persons at PPT Hospital in a year. In a meeting held in the Conference Hall of the Hospital, today on 31.03.2017, cheques towards spectacle assistance have been distributed for post-operation care. While distributing the cheques, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust congratulated the Dr. P. Panda, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. D.P. Sethy, Ophthalmologist who carried out the successful operations along with the Medical Staff in association with the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity.
Swachhata Pakhwada at Paradip Port came to an end today on 31.03.2017 with the valedictory function held at Jaydev Sadan. Shri U.R. Mohan Raju, Secretary, PPT while welcoming the guests, briefed on the respective initiatives of PPT. A presentation on activities conducted by the Port for the last fortnight, along with Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyarata Samity Members was shown. A student from Port Trust High School Ms. Kabya Priyadarsini Mallik of Class IX, spoke on the aspects of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and activities conducted by the Port during the fortnight. Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality was awarded a prize for his co-operation and active participation in the Swachhata Pakhwada by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT. The employees of the Cleaning Section of Cargo Berth Office, Traffic Dept., E&CM division of the Engineering Dept. and members of Paradip Sakshyrata Samity were also awarded. All the HODs were also felicitated on the occasion for effectively undertaking Swachhata Drive by their respective Departments. Awards were also given to the employees for keeping their quarters and surroundings neat and clean. Awards were also presented to the representatives of Local Schools and Shops, which have maintained their work areas clean.
“Swachhata Pakhwada” started at PPT on 16th March, 2017 with Chairman, PPT along with other officers and staff of PPT taking pledge for cleaning and making Paradip a beautiful town. A street play named “Polythene Rakshyasa” was demonstrated by a local cultural organisation CANMASS in the locality during the period.
PPT had taken an innovative step by forming a Mobile Swachhata Squad to go around Paradip locality to maintain cleanliness during the period.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 15th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning near Jubilee Market Complex and Vijaya Market Complex area, Badapadia, Paradip.
At 8:30 AM, under the supervision of Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT, cleaning drive was taken up, in association with the staff of Paradip Muncipality and PPT employees. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, discarded oil refills, waste cartons etc. creating unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, at Ghanagalia Pump House, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
A committee from PPT visited local schools, markets and quarters of employees and assessed the individuals and the institutions maintaining utmost cleanliness.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 13th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mound near the Gopabandhu Colony, Madhuban.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the help of Paradip Municipality undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere and blocking passages to nearby drain, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, within Administrative Building premises, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 12th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mounds near Ambedkar Statue and in front of Paradip Bus-Stand.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, sugarcane residues, raw coconut shells, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Similarly, at the Brundaban Colony Pump House, the officers and workmen of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 11th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the shrubs and weeds grown inside the main drain in front of the Administrative Building and removing trash mounds and broken branches piled in front of Paradip Police Station.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off. The shrubs, weeds grown inside the drains and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
Similarly, at the Nuabazar Pump House, under the aegis of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 10th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the trash mound near Cargo Handling Workers Colony, Madhuban and cleaning the shrubs, weeds grown within the Administrative Building premises for the second day.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the staff of Paradip Municipality undertook the above cleaning drive. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off. The shrubs, weeds grown within the premises and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
Similarly, at the PHD & E&CM Division offices of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned obsolete documents and removed the broken furniture.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 9th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the shrubs, weeds inside the Administrative Building premises and the trash mounds piled up were also cleared.
At 8:30 AM, the Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT along with the staff of Paradip Municipality and lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity undertook the above cleaning drive. Dry leaves heaps, waster papers, foliage which used to create unhygienic atmosphere were removed and disposed off. In the Estate Wing of the Administrative Building, removing/weeding out of obsolete documents, broken furniture were done.
A Swachhata Workshop was held in the Paradip port Trust High School to create awareness among school children. Shri Smruti Ranjan Beura, Deputy Manger (MS), PPT screened a small film titled “Swachh Bharat” for the school children and in the film apart from health and hygiene awareness, various Swachh Bharat activities undertaken by the Port from time to time were also covered.
Similarly, at Sector-4 Pump house, under the E&CM Division of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes to keep the area neat and clean.
Taking forward the agenda for Swachhata Pakhwada, on the 4th day of the campaign, Paradip Port Trust (PPT) has taken steps for the public awareness building exercise by cleaning the stretch of road from the DAV Public School to the Nuabazar Chowk.
At 8:30 AM, under the supervision of Mobile Swachhata Squad of PPT, cleaning drive taken up, in association with the members of Paradip Shakshyarata Samity, Paradip Muncipality and PPT employees. Garbage consisting of plastics, dry leaves heaps, discarded oil refills, waste straw heaps etc. which used to block the passages into roadside drainages and creating unhygienic atmosphere, were removed and disposed off.
Medical Dept. of Paradip Port Trust, in association with the Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyrata Samity also simultaneously undertook a cleaning programme at Majhipada of Bauriapalanda Slum Areas in the periphery of Paradip. Under the guidance of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. P. Panda, the Officials and Employees of Medical Dept. of PPT, Officials of Paradip Municipality in the presence of Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality and the lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity, Anganwadi Workers from the locality participated in large number the cleaning the slum road, market area and drainages, removed the roadside garbage, wild vegetation, spray of anti-mosquito oil in stagnant water-bodies, spread bleaching powder for disinfecting the slum area.
Similarly, at Madhuban Pump House, under the aegis of PH Division (Mech.) of the Engineering Dept., the officers and workmen cleaned the shrubs, wild bushes from Raw Water I & II areas.
PPT started the observation of Swachhata Pakhwada from 16th March to 31st March 2017, under the instructions of the Ministry of Shipping. The observation started by taking “Swachhata Pledge” by all PPT officers and employees on 16.03.2017 by at 11.00 Hrs at Administrative Building Portico. Chairman, PPT Shri Rinkesh Roy administered pledge to all PPT officers and employees. Thereafter, a Street Play named “Polythene Rakshyasa” was performed by local cultural organisation Canmass in front of Administrative Building to make the denizens aware about the hazards of the polythene. In order to encourage the officers and employees to keep their offices neat and clean, competitions were conducted in March, 2017 and prizes have been awarded by Chairman, PPT on 16.03.2017 to CMO, DMMS and B&C Division of Civil Engineering Dept.
PPT has already drawn up fortnightly plan on the occasion of Swachhata Pakhwada viz. awareness drive among workers and staffs of all pump houses & filter house, all workers & staff of all gardens, organisation of swachhata awareness workshop in local schools, award to local shops & establishments for keeping their surroundings clean, weeding out of old records in different sections, cleanliness drive in local slums, display of swachhata awareness banners at important locations in the township. Mobile Swachhata Squad (Van) to go around the Paradip Locality to maintain cleanliness.
PPT also conducted cleanliness programme at Gate No. 4 front area on 16.03.2017 at 08.00 Hrs. E&CM Division of Engineering Dept. undertook cleaning of shrubs, wild bushes and drain area near Nuabazar Pump House on 16.03.2017 to observe Swachhata Pakhwada.
Paradip Port Trust organised a Street Play on “Polythene Rakshyasa” on 26.02.2017, in association with Canmass, the leading cultural organisation of the locality at the Paradip Bus Stand and Sandhakuda Slum area to make the localites aware about the dangers posed by rampant polythene usage, under Swachh
Bharat Mission. The programme was inaugurated by Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT in the presence of Shri S.K. Sahu, FA & CAO, PPT, Capt. A.K. Mohapatra , Harbour Master, PPT, Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality, Shri Chaudhury Pravas Swain, President, Paradip Bus Owner’s Association. Shri Sriman Mishra, ATM, PPT coordinated the programme. PPT has already drawn up a plan to conduct Street Plays in various slum areas on a monthly basis to create awareness among the denizes of the Port township to keep the locality clean and ensure a hygienic living.
Paradip Township woke up to a very peaceful day on February 8th. For a change, there was very less traffic, less pollution and less noise on the roads. Walking and Cycle riding by PPT officials and employees were seen on the roads. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT led from the front by walking to the office all the way from his official quarters as PPT observed - “No Vehicle Day”. The basic objective is to create awareness among the public and also reduce the traffic congestion and enable PPT officers and employees to play active role in controlling the global warming. Not only PPT officials and employees, but also the Port Users gave their two and four-wheelers a miss for the day and opted for walk / bicycles instead. Officials & staff of M/s. Chennai Radha have organised a rally to emphasize the importance of reduction of use of motor vehicles on the road to reduce pollution.
All denizens have lauded the efforts undertaken by PPT and some of them even voluntarily supported the drive and participated by using bicycles.
As a part of undertaking various measures for environmental improvement, Paradip Port Trust will observe “No Vehicle Day” on 8th February 2017 (Wednesday). In order to encourage people to give their two and four-wheelers a miss for a day and opt for walk/bicycles/rickshaws instead, the Authorities want people to keep the roads free of vehicles at least for a day. The initiative will help to create awareness among the public and also reduce the traffic congestion and enable PPT officers and employees to play active role in reducing the global warming. Walking is good for health also and on the day, no vehicle will be allowed inside the Administrative Building premises and similarly, no vehicle will be allowed to be parked on the road in front of the Administrative Building. Hence, PPT has requested officers and employees, the Port Users and the General Public to kindly co-operate in this noble endeavour and not to use the vehicles in Paradip on that day.
The Administrative Dept. of Paradip Port Trust, in association with the Paradip Municipality and Paradip Sakshyrata Samity has undertaken a cleaning programme at Noliapada slum in the periphery of Paradip, under Swachh Bharat Campaign. Under the guidance of Secretary PPT, Shri UR Mohan Raju and Shri Basant Kumar Biswal, Chairman, Paradip Municipality, the message - “Our Cleanliness is the beauty of Mother India” was sent out to the slum people. The Officials of the Administrative Dept., PPT, Officials of Paradip Municipality and the lady volunteers of the Paradip Sakshyrata Samity, cleared the wild growth of vegetation, cleaned the slum road and removed the roadside garbage.
Secretary, PPT informed that PPT has made a year-long schedule to under take cleaniliness in and aroung Paradip area on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, by each Department.
A new vaccine was introduced by the PPT Hospital on the occasion of celebration of the World Immunization Day on 21/12/2016 at the hospital premises. The Dy. Chairman, PPT Shri N. Vaiyapuri inaugurated the celebration by launching the new vaccine amid gathering of PPT Hospital CMO Dr. P. Panda, doctors, health workers and Mahila Samity Members of Paradip Sakshyarata Samity.
This was followed by an interactive session presided over by Dr. P.C. Dixit, MO I/c. Biju Memorial Hospital, Paradip with Dr. Deepak Kumar Kar, SMO, WHO and Dr. Prabhat Kumar Bastia, ADMO (FW & Immunization), Jagatsinghpur district. Among others who attended the session were the Asha Karmies (female health workers), members of Mahila Samities, the Paradip Sakshyarata Samity functionaries and PPT officials. Dr. Kar emphasised on the importance of people benefitting from the vaccine programmes implemented by the Government hospitals as the vaccine maintenance programme are available only in the Government health centres. Advertising vaccination schedules in banners with logos of the State Government and PPT at strategic locations of the town like PPT Hospital, bust stand and major establishments is suggested. Dr. Bastia highlighted the significant reduction in the infant mortality rate following implementation of vaccination programmes. Incidences of small pox, polio and tetanus have been thoroughly eradicated ever since immunization programmes are implemented in hospitals.
The session was continued with a PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Runu Singh, MO, PPT Hospital giving succinct information about the milestones of immunization programmes. Key messages of immunization such as informing the people about the vaccine in relation with disease, what is time schedule for taking the vaccine have been advised to be spread. ASHA workers have appealed to realise importance of taking feedback of people who have undergone vaccination. This has been authenticated by the medical system of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) which will help in winning people’s confidence and faith in the immunisation programmes at large.
In association with the Paradip Branch of State Bank of India, Paradip Port Trust has entered into an understanding to receive all the payments through digital mode (SB COLLECT) only. Earlier all payments related to operational charges was in digital mode in PPT. Here after all the payments other than the Port Operation charges like Water, Electricity, Rent etc will also be made through digital mode according to the Finance & Accounts Department , PPT.
The World Diabetes Day was observed at PPT Hospital on 14.11.2016. On this occasion, a walkathon was organised to create awareness about diabetes related problems among the denizens of the Port township. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT flagged off the walkathon in which the doctors, paramedical staffs of the PPT Hospital along with HoDs of the PPT, CISF personnel, Members of Paradip Ladies Club and general public participated with much enthusiasm.
Free Blood Sugar tests, Bone Mass Density detection, Body Mass Index, HB1AC, Diabetic Neuropathy and Fundoscopy tests were conducted in association with leading Pharmaceutical Companies and Hospitals from Bhubaneswar. A seminar on “Diabetes and its awareness” was conducted in PPT Hospital Conference Hall on prevention and coping up with diabetes related problems. Dr. Durga Prasad Sethy, Ophthalmologist and Dr. L. Padhuria co-ordinated the event under the guidance of Dr. P. Panda,, CMO of PPT Hospital.
The Port Day was observed on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima by the Paradip Port Trust Authorities on 14-11-2016 as being done every year. On this occasion, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust attended the function as Chief Guest and unfurled the Paradip Port Flag at Wet Basin. He performed the traditional Kalas Puja & handed over the sacred Kalas to the Sadhavas who set sail on board a traditionally decorated boat. He also inspected the Port Marine crafts.
Thereafter Dy. Conservator, Paradip Port Capt. Paul N Joseph welcomed the guests in the meeting and explained the importance of Port Day celebration.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust spoke on the occasion and extended his greetings to the gathering and said that on this auspicious day of Kartik Purnima Paradip Port is celebrating its anniversary and we must recall the vision and effort of the founder of the Port Late Biju Pattanaik. He said that since girls are no less than boys, hence they should also be part of the symbolic sail on board. Mr. Roy told that PPT has been continuously occupying the second position, among the major ports in India for the last three years. It is vying for the coveted top position with a slew of modernization programmes. It has recorded a growth of 18% by clocking 76 MMT cargo handling vis-à-vis last fiscal, whereas other ports could manage 8% growth. This year it has a target to handle 90 million metric tonnes, in 2018 it is aiming for the coveted 100 MMT mark and to augment its capacity to 325-350 MMT in 2025. Paradip Port has always initiated and implemented environmental measures for the benefit of the local community and also to maintain a clean and green Paradip as part of its Green Port initiative.
One of the notable mention of the function was address in Odia by Shri K Ramchandra Rao, Chief Engineer, PPT who attended as guest of honour and threw light on the overall development of Paradip Port and appreciated the functioning of the Port.
At the end, Shri U.R.Mohan Raju, Secretary, Paradip Port Trust extended vote of thanks. As part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, prizes were also distributed among the Port Officials and Departments who are keeping their offices most neat and clean.
The valedictory function of observance of the Weeklong Vigilance Awareness Week by Paradip Port Trust was held in the Officer’s Club premises on 05.11.2016. Shri U.R.Mohan Raju, Secretary, Paradip Port Trust while welcoming the guests informed about the programmes undertaken by Vigilance Dept. of PPT for observation of Vigilance Awareness Week at Paradip Port. Heads of the Departments and other Senior Officers present spoke on the occasion.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Dr. Ajit Kumar Tripathy, IAS(Retd), former Chief Secretary & Chief Election Commissioner of Odisha told that at present Handshake Corruption, Brown Corruption, Arm & tail twisting corruption and Protective Corruptions are prevalent in the society and it is acting as a multi-headed monster. Corruption is anti-national, anti-poor and anti-human. Apart from inspection interface, soliciting system improvement ideas, proper grievance redressal mechanism, regular transfers of govt. officials and enforcement of minimum standard of service will go a long way in preventing corruption. Presiding over the function Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Dy. Chairman, PPT told that because of poor economic conditions, corruption is prevalent in developing countries. In order to prevent the menace, moral values must be inoculated in our educational system.
Thereafter, prizes were given to the winners of various competitions organised among the school students during this week. Shri DP Mishra, AEE, Vigilance Dept., PPT offered vote of thanks.
Observation of Vigilance Awareness Week at Paradip Port Trust has been started on 31.10.2016. The week long function started with administering pledge by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT on the occasion.
Various competitions like Essay, and Elocution competition among the school students and other activities relating to Vigilance Awareness will be organised during the week long observance. The closing function will be held on 5th November 2016, wherein the prizes will be distributed. Several Banners have been displayed for creating awareness among the public as part of CVC instructions as current year theme is “Public participation in promoting Integrity and eradicating Corruption”.
Paradip Port Trust observed Rastriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day) on 31.10.2016 on the occasion of the birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT offered floral tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel along with PPT Officers and Employees. Thereafter, Shri Roy administered Rastriya Ekta Diwas pledge to the officers and employees of PPT in the Administrative Building premises.
In the evening, Chairman, PPT took guard of honour in a march past combining contingents from the Paradip Port High School Naval NCC & Paradip College Naval NCC, students from Odisha Maritime Academy and CISF Unit, PPT. Addressing the gathering, Chairman told that Sardar Patel is called as ‘Iron Man’ of India. His bold courage brought all the princely states into Indian Union. This occasion provides us the opportunity to re-affirm the inherent strength of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity, integrity and security.
Paradip Port Trust organized a cleaning programme under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October 2016 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, Paradip Port Trust offered floral tributes at the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi along with Dy. Chairman Shri N. Vaiyapuri, Smt. Subhalaxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club and other Heads of the Departments.
Thereafter, Shri Roy flagged off a mass cleaning drive undertaken by PPT in which PPT officers, employees, members of Paradip Ladies Club & Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti, Gopabandhu Kreeda Sansad, CISF personnel and the local people participated with a great enthusiasm. Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the stretch connecting Employees Recreation Centre to the Gate No. 4 and Paradip Bus Stand were cleaned up in line with the clarion call given by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. This time the concept was “Clean Port, Green Port, My Dream Paradip Port”. The participants collected garbage along the road consisted of waste material, plastic bottles, polythene bags, etc. During the Abhiyan, people from the locality were sensitized not to throw garbage and pollutants here and there. Paradip Municipality assisted the programme by providing vehicles, dumpers for shifting of the gargbage.
On this occasion a seminar on Hand Washing & Hygiene was also organized by Dr. P Panda, Chief Medical Officer at the PPT Hospital under the aegis of Paradip Sakshyarata Samiti.
Under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM,) the first phase of distribution of incentives for the motherhood was started today in the forenoon at the Paradip Port Trust Hospital. PPT has signed an MoU with the CDMO, Jagatsinghpur to extend these benefits to the local women. Smt. Shubhalxmi Roy, President, Paradip Ladies Club handed over the cheques in this concern to the beneficiaries. Dr. Pratima Behera, Dy. CMO, PPT Hospital coordinated the programme.
Further, Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT inaugurated the newly installed Auto-analyser & Cell counting machine in PPT Hospital for conducting all types of blood tests. As part of the Hospital Up-gradation initiative, the machine is installed to ensure an appropriate and efficient test results. PPT CMO Dr. Prahlad Panda told, “The advantage of this machine is that it can give results within 15 minutes."
Paradip Port Trust has launched its MOBILE APP on 15th August 2016 by Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT.
Paradip Port Trust has undertaken various activities for improvement of environment. Under the Green India initiative and for environment protection, PPT Administration has initiated a noble plan to distribute 10,000 fruit bearing saplings in the nearby villages of the Jagatsinghpur & Kendrapard districts. To begin with, 1000 saplings were distributed to the residents of Biswali village at a function held on 15.08.2016 in the Biswali school premises on the occasion of 70 th independence day celebrations. Shri Rinkesh Roy, Chairman, PPT planted saplings along with the senior officials of PPT and other important persons from the locality. He felicitated Shri Amresh Naresh Samanta, Asst. Engineer of PPT for his outstanding contribution in undertaking plantation programmes to create a green environment in the village. Shri Prabir Kumar Rout, Head Master of BB High School and Shri Saroj Mishra, Head Master of Biswali UP School were also felicitated on the occasion.
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