Lok Sabha passes Major Port Authorities Bill,2020 that provide for regulation, operation & planning of the Major Ports. The bill will apply to major ports of:ChennaiCochinJawaharlal Nehru PortKandlaKolkataMumbaiNew MangaloreMormugaoParadipV.O.ChidambaranarVishakhapatnam The Bill seeks to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in India and provide greater autonomy to these ports. The Bill provides for the creation of a Board of Major Port Authority for each major port. These Boards will replace the existing Port Trusts. The Board will comprise of a Chairperson and a deputy Chairperson, both of whom will be appointed by the central government on the recommendation of a selection committee.