The Dhamra Port Company Limited (DPCL), a 50:50 joint venture of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Tata Steel, is poised to give a whole new dimension to the state of Orissa. Carrying forward the legacy of a rich hinterland of vast mineral and natural resources. Orissa today has evolved as a preferential investment destination for global companies and institutional investors.
Capitalizing on the state’s matchless potential, DPCL is developing the largest Deep Water Port facility at Dhamra in Bhadrak district. Powered by the futuristic vision of the two most reputed and socially active corporate houses, the Dharma port project has opened the doors to the future.
The inimitable biodiversity of Orissa offers a vast mélange of natural ecosystems, wild species, agricultural ecosystems and domesticated species. Evolution in the state depends a lot on the ecological balance of these elements. Development is inevitable and it is only fair to maintain a proper balance between environmental concerns and economic parameters. Problems are complex and choices risky.
DPCL is committed to this very cause of sustainable development by adopting natural resource management practices at the grass root level. We fully understand the paradigms of age-old livelihood sources and respect the local people’s concern on the rapid development.
Conventional economic development has led to the elimination of traditional occupations in the parlance of growth. Sustainable Development – the DPCL’s motto, guided by a meticulous effort to protect and conserve the ecosystem, creates ample job opportunities and introduces new skill sets in traditional occupations.
The construction of the port will attract industrial attention giving Orissa the much-needed financial strength to support its people. New Steel plants are poised to come up in the periphery of Dhamra along with numerous other support infrastructure services. It all translates to improved development for the entire society and financial security of the government.
The Dhamra port project has received all statutory clearances from the state and national government. IUCN, the World Conservation Union, is working in partnership with DPCL to explore all possible ways to avoid harm that the port development may cause to turtles and other wildlife in the area. Detailed scientific studies have been undertaken and steps are being made to ensure that adequate protective measures are deployed.