DPCL attaches top priority to protection of the environment. It has been working with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for able guidance and assistance in the implementation of environmental standards and designing mitigation measures for potential hazards during construction and operation of the Port. The company also plans to implement ISO 14001:2004 based EMS.
DPCL and IUCN have been associated since Oct 2007 in developing environmental standards, designing & implementation of mitigation measures towards light pollution and dredging safeguards (two key areas identified by IUCN which needed addressing) during construction of the port and developing a sound environment management plan for the port.
IUCN has reviewed and assessed potential dredging and lighting impacts on turtles and has recommended the best protocols to which DPCL is committed.
Building Dolphin type (pier mounted) jetties, without disturbing the natural slope of the seabed and the tidal movement.
Dredging along a naturally deep alignment.
Installing modern illumination system in line with the suggestions of the lighting experts from the Marine Turtle Specialist Group of IUCN to avoid illuminating the sky by light spillage or focusing light towards sea.
Installing a well designed dust suppression system with atomized water sprinkler to eliminate the dust in transfer points, stack yard and wagon loading system. The accumulated sprinkled water to be recycled using settlement tanks.
Massive plantations undertaken along the 62 km Bhadrak-Dhamra railway corridor as well as within the Port area for green environment. Over 2 lakh trees have been planted.
Awareness programs organized at regular intervals for fishermen and trawler owners on marine turtle conservation, jointly with the local fishing associations and the State forest Department.
Outreach programs targeting school children in the area for environment awareness.
Using street theatre (Jatra) as a medium to educate fishing communities on Orissa coastline to spread the conservation message and create environment consciousness among the communities.
Formation of "Green Brigades" in project area schools to involve them in plantation activities.
Dhamra Port has received the Environment and CRZ Clearance for Phase II expansion from the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The clearance was issued by Director (IA.III) of MoEF vide letter no. 11-104/2009-IA.III dated January 1st, 2014.

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1 Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the expansion of Dhamra Port at Dhamra, Bhadrak Dist. of Odisha by M/s. Dhamra Port Company Ltd. - Reg.
2 Half yearly Compliance report of Environment and CRZ Clearance for expansion of Dhamra Port at Dhamra, Bhadrak District by M/s Dhamra Port Company Limited
3 Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the expansion of Dhamara Port at Dhamra, Bhadrak Dist. of Odisha by M/s. Dhamra Port Company Ltd. - Reg.
4 Expansion of Dhamra Port at Dhamra, Bhadrak Dist., Odisha by M/s Dhamra Port Company Ltd. - Amendment in Environmental and CRZ Clearance dated 01.01.2014 – Reg.
5 Phase-II expansion at Dhamara Port at Dhamara, Tahasil-Chandbali and district Bhadrak, Odisha-regarding.
6 CtE Phase II Expansion
7 Consent for discharge of sewage and trade effluent under Section 25/26 of Water (PCP) Act, 1974 and for existing / new operation of the plant under Section 21 of Air (PCP) Act, 1981.
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