JNPA inaugurates Continuous Marine Water Quality Monitoring Station

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JNPA inaugurates Continuous Marine Water

One of the best performing Continuous Marine water Quality Monitoring Station (CMWQMS) in India at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) in collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras was inaugurated on 21 November 2022.

Important facts

  • Along with this, the Electric Driven Environment Monitoring Vehicle (EV) was formally launched.

  • JNPA is committed to achieving sustainability and creating value for the business, which is reflected in economic, social and environmental parameters.

  • The continuous water quality system and electrically powered monitoring vehicle will assist in sea water and air quality management in the port area and improve the environmental quality within the port area.

  • JNPA will be able to reduce green-house gas emissions from vehicles.

  • Apart from this, it will also be possible to monitor the compliance of environmental quality around the port estate.

  • This work will be done through water quality station data, water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, ammonia, conductivity, nitrate, salinity, TDS of sea water etc.

  • The TDS of seawater is based on the sea water quality database.

  • This is essential for maintaining sanitary standards in the marine environment.

  • E-Vehicles will also monitor the existing air and noise level in JNPA.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA)

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) located in Navi Mumbai is the major container handling port in India.

  • Commissioned on 26 May 1989, the port has grown from a bulk-cargo terminal to a major container port in the country in three decades.

  • JNPA is connected to over 200 ports in the world and is ranked 26th in the list of top 100 Container Ports globally.

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