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Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
08-December-2011 14:32 IST
Setting up of Major Ports in India
The Ministry of Shipping has written to all the State Governments of Coastal States to identify and provide land for setting up a new Major Port or a new Ship Building Yard or a Composite Port cum Shipbuilding yard Project. The number of ports to be set up, timelines and the estimated investment will depend on the response received from the coastal states.

Government has asked the Maritime States of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala to offer Land for the proposed ports.

Proposals have been received from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka which are under examination. Response from other coastal states is awaited.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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