Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Dhamra, May 6;
To mark the date of commencement of its commercial operations, the Dhamra Port, the first port in the private sector in Odisha, celebrated Productivity Day on Tuesday.
On May 6, 2011 the deep sea modern port had started its commercial operations.
The major attraction of the Productivity Day celebrations was the opening of productivity exhibition stalls to showcase and market various products made by the women SHG groups formed by the CSR wing of Dhamra Port. CEO DPCL Santosh Kumar Mohapatra inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of the company Chief Operating Officer Subrat Kumar Tripathy and Vice-President Cdr Anil Kumar Kar.
A stall of various craft items prepared from paddy by Matrushakti Woman SHG group, developed by Dhamra Port in Kaithakhola area in port periphery were displayed for sale.
Similarly, a stall of Agarbati manufactured by another women’s SHG of Rabindranagar village in Dosinga panchayat, called Maa Dhamrai Agarbati Producer, an SHG jointly supported by Dhamra Port and ORMAS, was also housed at the Productivity Day exhibition.
Another stall of dry fish, prepared in solar fish dryer donated by Dhamra Port to the local fisherman was also opened for sale of the produces. There was huge response from visitors, among whom were port officials and people in the port township.
The Productivity Awards for community was also given away during the function. Kalipada Das, a local farmer of Jhadakata village in Dhamra panchayat was awarded for doing best farming and horticulture in the periphery region.
Sukumar Maity, a dry fish farmer from Chianipahi village in Dosinga panchayat was awarded for doing highest dry fish business during last year.
Asok Jena, the owner of Shree Bijaya Ice Factory in Dhamra area was awarded for doing highest production of ice slabs required by fishing trawlers for storage of fish.
On the occasion of Productivity Day celebrations, there were presentations by various departments of the port to indicate about their performances and plans of action for increasing productivity.