Newdelhi:8/8/23:All Major Ports in the country are connected by rail and by 4 Lane Road or National Highway. As per the information received from State Governments, out of the 66 Ports other than Major Ports (Non-Major Ports) handling cargo, 13 are connected by rail while 24 are connected by 4 Lane Road / National Highway.
The details of ports in the country, State wise, handling products viz. coal, cement, fertilizers, petroleum and petrochemical products is annexed [ Annexure].
Out of the total cargo traffic of 1129.63 Million Tonnes handled at Indian Ports in the year 2022-23, ports in the State of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh handled 493.85 Million Tonnes and 133.32 Million Tonnes respectively.
|S.No||State / UTs||No of ports handling coal||No of ports handling fertilizers,||No of ports handling cement||No of pots handling petroleum and petrochemical products|
This information was given by the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha today.