Ports in Gujarat report no increase in exports: Sonowal

Despite the Gujarat government’s efforts to give the port sector a boost to promote exports, there has been no significant increase in exports from Gujarat ports. This was revealed in a written reply in Parliament by Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal to a question from Gujarat BJP MP Jaswantsinh Bhabhor.

Sonowal also shared the data on exports from Gujarat’s ports and the state’s share of exports from Indian ports. Bhabhor had obtained information on the export volume of Gujarat ports over the past three years.

Sonowal said that in 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 the total export volume from Gujarat was 151.96, 149.30 and 165.60 MMT (million tons) respectively.

The minister added, “The government is continuously committed to strengthening the port infrastructure through various projects and focusing on facilitating business operations to improve the business environment and promote trade and cargo.”

“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has not been a large increase in exports from Gujarat’s ports,” sources said.

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