A study by industry chamber Assocham shows that
62 public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the port sector worth Rs 82,000 crore are in different stages of implementation across different maritime states.
To put it in perspective, there are in all 881 projects worth Rs 5.40 lakh crore across all sectors that are taken up in the PPP model in the country.
Gujarat accounts for a maximum share of over 50 per cent in the total number of completed projects in PPP as of April this year while Kerala registered the highest share of over about 40 per cent in PPP projects under bidding.
In Andhra Pradesh, there are three PPP projects worth over Rs 1,425 crore under operation in the port sector. The state has a share of about 6 per cent in the PPP in port projects and it has no projects in the ports sector that are under bidding, the study shows.
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, each with three projects under operation, have garnered a share of 5 to 6 per cent, followed by Kerala at 2.8 per cent.
Apart from AP, the states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha and Pondicherry have a maximum share of 7 to 16 per cent in PPP projects worth over Rs 2,900-Rs 6,700 crore under construction.
With two port projects worth over Rs 4,100 crore completed and put to operation in the PPP mode, Odisha ranks second with a share of about 17 per cent, followed by Maharashtra where five projects worth over Rs 3,700 crore are under operation.