The state of Odisha is a maritime state having a vast coast line of 480Kms. approximately with suitable number of potential sites for development & up-gradation ofMinor Ports,
Fishing Harbours and other various coastal transportation infrastructure facilities in the coastal region of Odisha. The Directorate of Ports and Inland
Water Transport with its headquarter at Bhubaneswar was formed under the administrative control of Commerce & Transport (Com) Department vide Resolution No.10153/Com,
Dtd.27.11.2006 for better management of Port Sector and Inland Water Transport.