22 TN minor ports handled over 12 lakh cargo

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 24, 2012 08:30 hrs

Chennai: The 22 minor ports in Tamil Nadu has handled 12.10 lakh ton cargo during the financial year 2011-12 generating revenue of Rs 8.67 crore.

Along with this revenue, the total revenue generated by Tamil Nadu Maritime Board in 2011-12 stood at Rs 26.35 crore, an official release said today.

From this amount, the share of Tamil Nadu government towards rental charges of Rs 5.9 crore was handed over to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa by Highways and Minor Ports Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today, the release said.

Chief Secretary Debendranath Sarangi, Finance Secretary K Shanmugam were among those who were present.

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