This week we are here with another Static GK PDF on List of Major Ports in India. It is an Important topic for almost all competitive examinations such SBI CLERK, SBI PO, IBPS, SSC CHSL, SSC CGL etc. Being a hot favorite topic of the examiner aspirants can expect at least 1 to 2 questions from the Major ports in India in any of these exams. Memorizing the important ports in India is not that difficult as there are only few major ones in India. However, we all know how important Static GK is, thus we bring to you a complete PDF on the topic Major Ports in India. The PDF is completely free to download. Moreover, all these Static GK PDFs are to be kept safe and handy with you so that these can be used at the time of revision.
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Quick facts about the Ports:
- The country has 13 major sea ports and about 200 non-major sea ports and intermediate ports.
- All the sea ports are located in the following states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Goa.
- The Indian Government has allowed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100 per cent under the automatic route for port and harbour construction and maintenance projects
- All major ports are government administered except Ennore Port which is India’s first corporate port
- Jawaharlal Nehru Port is the largest container port in India
- Madras Port is the one of the oldest port of India and the second largest port in the country.
Good to Know Information About Ports in India
As far as ports in India are concerned, the India has a coastline spanning 7516.6 kilometres thus, forming one of the biggest peninsulas in the world. The Ministry of Shipping says that around 95% of trading by volume and 70% by value in India is done through marine transport. This is a good enough percentage to look at. The Cochin Port is one of the largest Port in India.
Major ports in India in the year 2007, handle over 74% of all cargo traffic. According to the constitution the maritime transport is administered both by the Central as well as State governments. 7 shipyards are under the control of Central Government of India, 2 are controlled by the State Government and 19 are privately owned shipyards.
Here we are giving few Sample Questions as well that can be asked from this particular topic in the exam.
Ques 1: Mormugao Port Trust is in which State?
b) West Bengal
c) Tamil Nadu
Ans 1: d
Solution: MPT (Mormugao Port Trust) is a port situated on the western coast of India in the coastal state of Goa. It is one of the oldest ports in India commissioned in 1885. It was commissioned on the site of a natural harbour. This port has about 4000 pensioners and there are around 2600 employees here on this port.
Ques 2: Which major port is there in the state of Tamil Nadu?
a) Mormugao Port Trust
b) Chennai Port Trust
c) V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust
d) Kamarajar Port Limited
Ans 2: c
Solution: It is formerly known as Tuticorin Port Trust and is one of the 12 major ports in India and is the second-largest port in Tamil Nadu.
Mentioned below is the list of Major Ports in India. Download this Free PDF on Major Ports in India.
List of Major Ports in India
|Name of Port||State|
|Visakhapatnam Port Trust||Andhra Pradesh|
|V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust||Tamil Nadu|
|Paradip Port Trust||Odisha|
|New Mangaluru Port Trust||Karnataka|
|Mumbai Port Trust||Maharashtra|
|Mormugao Port Trust||Goa|
|Kochi Port Trust||Kerala|
|Kamarajar Port Limited||Tamil Nadu|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust||Maharashtra|
|Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port Trust||West Bengal|
|Deendayal Port Trust||Gujarat|
|Chennai Port Trust||Tamil Nadu|
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