How old is Machilipatnam port?

Machilipatnam was a major port for international trade in the 17th century. Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh is one of the oldest seaports in the world. By the 17th century, it was a major port for international trade and people from many countries entering India went through this sea route.

Why is Machilipatnam famous for?

Machilipatnam is known for its Kalamkari textiles and paintings created using vegetable dyes. As a kalam (pen) is used in the technique of painting, it was called “Kalamkari Painting”. During the 17th century, western traders were attracted by this art.

How many ports are there in Andhra Pradesh?

14 ports
The 14 ports are – Bhavanapadu, Meghavaram, Kalingapatnam, Bheemunipatnam, Gangavaram, Nakkapalli, Kakinada SEZ, Kakinada Port (Kakinada Deep Water Port and Kakinada Anchorage Port),S. Yanam/Rawa,Narsapur,Machilipatnam,Nizampatnam, Vodarevu and Krishnapatnam.

Which was the important port on the Andhra coast?

Visakhapatnam Port
Visakhapatnam Port is one of 13 major ports in India and the only major port of Andhra Pradesh. It is India’s third largest state-owned port by volume of cargo handled and largest on the Eastern Coast.

Who built the fort of Machilipatnam?

The Dutch
For some time between 1759 and 1765 the Fort was under the French rule, as a part of the northern “sarkars”, and annexed to East India Company. The Dutch built the fort at Machilipatnam but greater parts of the ramparts were entirely levelled.

Is Machilipatnam urban or rural?

Machilipatnam (rural) is a village in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Machilipatnam mandal of Machilipatnam revenue division.

What is the meaning of the word Machilipatnam?

Etymology. During the 17th century, it was known by the names Masulipatnam and Masulipatam, in local Telugu language, Masuli/Machili means fish and Patnam means city. Masula and Bandar (Bandar translates to port in Persian language). The port town in the ancient times was also referred with the name Maesolia.

Which is the biggest port in India?

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust – Nhava Sheva (JNPT) Known as Nhava Sheva, JNPT is the largest container port in India and one of the most important harbours on the Western coast of the subcontinent.

Which is the deepest port in India?

Krishnapatnam Port
Krishnapatnam Port, which is capable of handling 75 million tonnes of cargo per annum, is the deepest port of India with a draft of 18.5 metres.

Which is the oldest port in India?

Kolkata Port Trust
Kolkata Port Trust, India’s oldest port, to lease area as big as London Docklands.

Which port is called the jewel of all ports?

Visakhapatnam port is known as Jewel of all port .

Who is the MP of Machilipatnam?

Machilipatnam (Lok Sabha constituency)

Lok Sabha Constituency
Incumbent Balashowry Vallabhaneni
Parliamentary Party Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party
Elected Year 2019

How much capital does Machilipatnam Port Development Corporation Limited have?

It’s authorized share capital is INR 5.00 lac and the total paid-up capital is INR 5.00 lac. The current status of Machilipatnam Port Development Corporation Limited is – Active.

Where is the deep sea port of Machilipatnam located?

Coordinates: 17°41′54″N 83°16′43″E / 17.69833°N 83.27861°E / 17.69833; 83.27861. Machilipatnam Port is a proposed deep sea port on the coast of Bay of Bengal. It is Located at Machilipatnam, the District Headquarters of Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

What is the concession agreement for Machilipatnam port?

Machilipatnam Port Ltd for Development of Machilipatnam Port at the proposed site as a PPP project on BOOT basis. The entire land for port development is being provided on lease basis by GoAP as per the Concession Agreement. Extract of relevant clauses of the Concession Agreement is enclosed as Annexure-C.

Why is there no natural harbour at Machilipatnam?

The coast line at Machilipatnam has no feature affording natural protection for creation of natural harbour. Hence the harbour is to be developed between the breakwaters to provide shelter to the vessels and to avoid shoaling of the harbour basin by possible littoral drift.