Is Paradip the Deepest Port of India?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

No, Paradip Port is not the Deepest Port in India. Paradip Port is a natural, deep-water port in the Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India, about 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Jagatsinghpur city. It is situated near the confluence of the Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal, 260 nautical miles (nm) north of Visakhapatnam and 210 nautical miles (nm) south of Kolkata.

Deepest Port of India

Vishakhapatnam, India’s deepest landlocked port on the eastern coast, is also well protected. It is the administrative headquarters for the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the most populous and largest city in Andhra Pradesh.

It is located halfway between the eastern ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is the fourth largest city in South India and the third largest on India’s east coast, trailing only Chennai and Kolkata.

Paradip Port in India

Paradip is a major port in India and the only one in the state of Odisha. Biju Patnaik, the then-Chief Minister of Odisha, was the original developer of the Paradip Port.

  • With states like Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal in its vast hinterland, Paradip Port is well-positioned to serve them.
  • A benefit of the soft underwater soil at Paradip Port is that it may be dug up to any depth as needed.
  • On January 3, 1962, the port’s foundation stone was placed by Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s then-prime minister, not far from where the Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal converge.

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