Shipping Minister Gadkari said that the 12 major ports would be investing Rs 1,000 crore to set up clean power facilities and reduce reliance on grid power. ¨The government has sanctioned a 150-MW plan for green power for ports,¨ he said. ¨Port water will be recycled. Port waste will be turned into biogas. Vehicles will run on biofuel. Solar energy and wind power will be generated at ports. These cities will aim at being pollution-free, green smart cities,¨ Gadkari said.
He added that the government had no plans to sell land to builders and private developers.