Government of India has accorded in-principle approval for development of Major Port at Vadhavan in Maharashtra by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated under Companies Act, 2013 with Jawaharlal Nehru Port as lead partner. The Non-Major port is subject of State Maritime Boards/ State Government.

Government of India has not conducted any survey for new cargo projects in Gujarat. However, survey for development of Major Port at Vadhavan has been conducted in 2018 which includes Traffic survey, Marine survey, Land survey, Topography survey, Geotechnical Investigation for Marine & Land, Biodiversity survey and Fisheries survey. The expenditure for survey work of Vadhavan Port is approx. Rs. 5 crores.

Government of Andhra Pradesh had sought financial assistance for development of Ramayapatnam Port in lieu of development of Duggirajupatnam Port mentioned under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. However, State Government notified the port limits of Ramayapatnam as a Non-Major Port on 20.02.2020, which is subject of respective State Maritime Boards/ State Governments.

This information was given by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Lok Sabha yesterday.