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Major Ports of India

India has a total 13 major ports and 200  notified minor and intermediate ports. Ports play vital role in the overall economic development. About 95 per cent by volume and 70 per cent by value of the India’s international trade is carried on through maritime transport. Major Ports India has 13 major ports viz. Kolkata ..

Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020

The “Major Ports Authorities Bill, 2020” was passed in the Rajya Sabha on February 10, 2021. The bill was passed using the ballot votes. 84 votes were in favour while 44 votes were against it. The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha in September 2020. Significance of the Bill The Union minister of state ..

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Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020

The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 was recently passed in Lok Sabha. The bill aims to regulate, operate and plan major ports in India. It seeks to provide greater autonomy to ports in the country. It will replace Major Ports Act, 1963. Key Features of the bill The bill applies to major ports such as ..

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Government asks Major Ports to use locally built Tug Boats

The government has asked all major ports to procure or charter tug boats that are made in India to revive the Indian shipbuilding industry. Key facts The proposal has been initiated by The Ministry of Shipping Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya called it as a step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Shipping’ under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ drive. The all ..

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Shipping Ministry Announces 50 Lakh INR Compensation for Port Workers

The Union Ministry of Shipping announced a monetary compensation of 50 lakh INR for workers of major ports in case of death due to COVID-19. About the Initiative The Union Ministry of Shipping directed the major ports in India to provide monetary compensation to its workers in case of death due to COVID-19. This 50 ..

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