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Krishnapatnam Port

  • 13 Nov 2019
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The Adani Group of Companies has expressed its interest in the Krishnapatnam port, as part of its plan to expand its reach in the east coast.

  • Krishnapatnam Port is located in Nellore District in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Port has been named so as the Vijayanagar Emperor, Sri Krishnadevaraya used to operate this port.
  • In the 1980s, the Government of India declared the Port as a ‘minor port’.
    • The Union Government is responsible for development of 12 Major Ports whereas minor ports are under the jurisdiction of respective State Governments.

Vijaynagar Empire

  • Vijayanagara or “city of victory” was the name of both a city and an empire.
  • The empire was founded in the fourteenth century (1336 AD) by Harihara and Bukka of Sangama dynasty.
  • It stretched from the river Krishna in the north to the extreme south of the peninsula.
  • Vijayanagar Empire was ruled by four important dynasties and they are:
    • Sangama
    • Saluva
    • Tuluva
    • Aravidu
  • Krishnadevaraya (ruled 1509-29) of the Tuluva dynasty was the most famous ruler of Vijayanagar. His rule was characterised by expansion and consolidation.
  • He is credited with building some fine temples and adding impressive gopurams to many important south Indian temples. He also founded a suburban township near Vijayanagar called Nagalapuram after his mother.
  • He composed a work on statecraft in Telugu known as the Amuktamalyada.

Source: TH

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