Mumbai: The number of employees at India’s major ports has declined at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 5% between 2001-2010, according to a study by an industry lobby group.
The number of employees in different cadre has reduced from more than 83,700 to just over 55,400 at 12 major ports in India according to an analysis titled Employment Scenario at Major, Minor and Intermediate Ports in India released by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India or Assocham said on Wednesday.
In its analysis, Assocham had analysed employment scenario at major ports of Chennai, Kochi (including Dock Labour Board employees), Ennore, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Kandla, Kolkata (including Haldia Docks Complex), Murmugao, Mumbai (including Dock Labour Board employees), New Mangalore, Paradip, Tuticorin (including workers of cargo handling labour pool) and Visakhapatnam.
Ennore port is the only port where the number of employees rose from about 15 to over 86 during the aforesaid period.
The employment at the Mumbai port declined at the highest CAGR of about 6% as the number of employees reduced from about 23,800 in 2001 to just over 14,000 in 2010, according to the study.
While the number of employees at Tuticorin has declined from more than 3,700 to just about 2,200 at a CAGR of over 5.7% followed by Kolkata port where the number of employees dropped from about 14,600 to just over 9,100 at a CAGR of about 5%.