General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which one of the following statements about India is not correct?

a. India has 12 major ports and about 200 non-major ports.
b. 95 percent of India’s trade by volume and 68 percent by value are moved through maritime transport.
c. India has a coastline of about 7500 km.
d. In the Maritime Agenda, 2010-2020, a target of 300 MT port capacity has been set for the year 2020.

ANSWER: See Answer
Statement 1 and 3 are factual and are correct. The Maritime Agenda projects total traffic of 2494.95 million tonnes for all major and non-major ports taken together and a capacity of 3280.04 million tonnes. Hence, statement 4 is incorrect.


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