The Gujarat government has been putting in efforts to provide a thrust to the states ports sector to promote exports. However, despite these efforts no substantial increase in exports from the ports of Gujarat has been seen, reveals Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways Sarbananda Sonowal in a written response in the parliament to a question from Gujarat’s BJP MP Jaswantsinh Bhabhor.
Bhabhor also sought information on the volume of exports from Gujarat’s ports over the past three years.
Sonowal sharing the data of exports from Gujarat’s ports, and the state’s share in exports from Indian ports, 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 metric tonnes) respectively.
Sonowal further added that The government is continuously engaged in strengthening port infrastructure through various projects and is focused on ease of doing business for improving the business environment and to promote trade and cargo.
“There has not been a major rise in exports from Gujarat’s ports due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” said sources.