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India's Second largest Break Bulk Seaport (in terms of Quantity Handled yearly).

 Kandla is a seaport in Kutch District of Gujarat state in western India. Located on the Gulf of Kutch, it is one of major ports on west c[edit]

Geography
Kandla is located at 23.03° N 70.22° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 3 metres (9 feet).


Cyclone of 1998
A tropical cyclone hit the port in 1998. The official death toll was 1,000 but locals in the area believed it was closer to 10,000. Most of the casualties came from illegal immigrant workers in the port itself and poor shanty towns in the region. Although the cyclone was tracked by the indian government for 3-4 nights no effort was made to warn port employees this catastrophe shows a failure of government and business ethics and a complete disregard for the life of the poor.



Attraction

The abode of serpents, at a height of 1000 metres, Saputara is a cool, pleasant hill resort. Saputara is in southeastern part of the state, surrounded by the Adivasi villages. People visiting Saputara enjoy the local adivasi folk music and dance. An artificial lake and shady walks make Saputara an ideal get-away. At the distance of 60 kms. is the Bardipara Wildlife Sanctuary that is worth a visit. Gira waterfalls are at a distance of 52 kms.

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February 12, 2004 new by richardosinga

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