NASA report: These Indian cities are likely to go underwater by the end of this century

Aug 11, 2021

By: Mona Pachake

Kandla

State — Gujarat | Rising level — 1.87 feet | Kandla Port was constructed in the 1950s and it is one of the busiest ports in recent years.

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Okha

State — Gujarat | Rising level — 1.96 feet | Okha port imports mainly lignite from Indonesia for the thermal power stations of Gujarat and for the soda ash plant of Tata Chemicals.

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Bhavnagar

State -- Gujarat | Rising level — 2.70 feet | Bhavnagar is an important city for trade with many large and small-scale industries along with the world's largest ship-breaking yard, Alang.

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Mumbai

State — Maharashtra | Rising level — 1.90 feet | The harbour, spread over 400 square kilometres, is protected by the mainland of Konkan to its east and north and by the island city of Mumbai to its west.

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Mormugao

State — Goa | Rising level — 2.06 feet | This seaport city has a deep natural harbour and is Goa's chief port.

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Mangalore

State — Karnataka | Rising level — 1.87 feet | India's major coffee and cashew exports take place here and is the country's seventh largest container port.

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Cochin

State — Kerala | Rising level — 2.32 feet | Cochin is called the "Queen of the Arabian Sea" as it is an important spice trading centre on the west coast of India from the 14th century onwards.

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Paradip

State — Odisha | Rising level — 1.93 feet | It is the only Major Port in the state of Odisha situated 210 nautical miles south of Kolkata and 260 nautical miles north of Visakhapatnam.

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Khidirpur

State — West Bengal | Rising level — 0.49 feet | Port of Kolkata, officially named as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port Trust, is the only riverine major port of India, located in the city of Kolkata. Khidirpur or Kidderpore is a neighbourhood of metropolitan Kolkata.

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Visakhapatnam

State — Andhra Pradesh | Rising level — 1.77 feet | Visakhapatnam Port has three harbours, the outer harbour, inner harbour and the fishing harbour. It is India's third largest state-owned port by volume of cargo handled.

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Chennai

State — Tamil Nadu | Rising level — 1.87 feet | This is the second largest container port of India and the largest in the Bay of Bengal.

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Tuticorin

State — Tamil Nadu | Rising level — 1.9 feet | This commercial seaport, which serves the inland cities of southern India is one of the sea gateways of Tamil Nadu and is also known as the ‘Pearl City’.

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