Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
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Indian Port
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersParivahan Bhavan
1, Parliament Street
New Delhi
110001 28°37′9.58″N 77°12′37.29″E / 28.6193278°N 77.2103583°E / 28.6193278; 77.2103583
Annual budget1,881.83 crore (US$240 million) (2018-19 est.) [1]
Ministers responsible
Indian Port
Indian Port

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is the Indian ministry responsible for formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to ports, shipping and waterways. The minister is Sarbananda Sonowal.


In 1999, the Ministry of Surface Transport was re-organized into two departments, namely the Department of Shipping and the Department of Road Transport and Highways.

In 2000, the Ministry of Surface Transport was bifurcated into two Ministries namely the Ministry of Surface Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Shipping.

In 2004, The Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Road Transport were again merged and renamed as Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways. There are two Department viz. Department of Shipping and Department of Road Transport & Highways.

In 2009, The Ministry of Shipping was again formed by bifurcating the Ministry Of Shipping, Road Transport, and Highways

Further, in 2020 the Ministry of Shipping was renamed as Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.[2]


# Portrait Name Term of office Prime Minister Political Party
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Arun Jaitley[3] 7 November 2000 1 September 2001 298 days Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Ved Prakash Goyal 1 September 2001 29 January 2003 1 year, 150 days
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Shatrughan Sinha 29 January 2003 22 May 2004 1 year, 114 days
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K. Chandrashekar Rao 22 May 2004 25 May 2004 3 days Manmohan Singh Bharat Rashtra Samithi
The Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Shri T. R. Baalu addressing at a Conference of the Ministers in charge of National Highways of all the StatesUTs, in New Delhi on June 24, 2008.jpg
T. R. Baalu 25 May 2004 3 September 2004 101 days Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Ministry was merged with Road Transport and Highways in 2004
Ministry was split out from Road Transport and Highways in 2009
G. K. Vasan 28 May 2009 26 May 2014 4 years, 363 days Manmohan Singh Indian National Congress
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Nitin Gadkari 26 May 2014 30 May 2019 5 years, 4 days Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party
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Mansukh L. Mandaviya
(Independent Charge)
30 May 2019 7 July 2021 2 years, 38 days
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Sarbananda Sonowal 7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 336 days

Ministers of State

Ministers of State For Ports, Shipping and Waterways
Minister of state Portrait Political party Term Years
Krishan Pal Gurjar
Krishan Pal addressing at the inauguration of the “National Workshop on Autism Tools”, organised by the National Trust under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi.jpg
Bharatiya Janata Party 26 May 2014 9 November 2014 167 days
Pon Radhakrishnan
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9 November 2014 30 May 2019 4 years, 202 days
Mansukh L. Mandaviya
The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya addressing the gathering at the launch of the Road Safety Awareness Programme, in New Delhi.JPG
5 July 2016 30 May 2019 2 years, 329 days
Shripad Naik
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7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 336 days
Shantanu Thakur
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7 July 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 336 days

See also


  1. ^ "Budget data" (PDF). 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways". Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Council of Ministers" (PDF).