Supreme Court panel’s study on Krishna Patnam Port

Central Empowered Committee inspected the alleged environmental damages at Krishnapatnam Port and its surroundings on Tuesday. The committee was deputed by the Supreme Court following some petitions filed by S. Venkateswarlu, a native of Chalivendrum near the port and an advocate K.R. Reddy over damage to the environment because of port activities. Read more on Deccan Chronicle Continue reading Supreme Court panel’s study on Krishna Patnam Port

Indian Coast Guard Station inaugurated in Nellore

Union minister of state for defence, M.M. Pallam Raju, commissioned an Indian Coast Guard Station (ICGS) at Krishnapatnam Port, near Nellore on 18th June. The station is the third such facility in Andhra Pradesh after Visakhapatnam and Kakinada. The station will act as a hub for coastal security operations for southern Andhra Pradesh. It will coordinate with the state administration, police, port authorities, fisheries and other agencies, including local fishermen, to achieve an effective surveillance and security network. ISRO installations at Shar, power projects coming up in the vicinity of the coast near Nellore and increase in economic activity at … Continue reading Indian Coast Guard Station inaugurated in Nellore

Krishnapatnam Port region of Nellore emerging as edible oils hub

The Krishnapatnam Port region in the Nellore district is slowly emerging as a hub for edible oil refineries with eight firms setting up refineries at Pantapalem in Muthukur mandal, close to the port. Six more companies have expressed interest to set up their plants near the port. The port has laid a pipeline to the area where the units are located, to unload crude palm oil directly from the ships. Proximity of the port to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and availability of land in the area has been attracting industrialists to set up their units in the region. Gemini Edible … Continue reading Krishnapatnam Port region of Nellore emerging as edible oils hub

Krishna Patnam port work progressing rapidly

Second phase works on Krishna Patnam port are progressing rapidly. New berths are being built at an estimated cost of Rs 4,000 crores. Nine berths had been built so far in the first phase by spending about Rs 3,000 crore. Another six berths will be built in the next one year. When all the 42 berths are completed, as planned, Krishna Patnam port would become the largest port in the Asian continent. So far 930 ships anchored at Krishna Patnam port where iron ore and granite are the primary exports where as coal, crude palm oil, fertilizers, non-refined sugar and … Continue reading Krishna Patnam port work progressing rapidly