After its expansion, the Karwar port’s annual capacity to handle cargo is expected to increase from the current 3 million tonnes to 4.5 million tonnes, according to project documents. The port expansion can lead to an increase in air pollution, risks oil spills in the water, and may permanently alter the land around the port, the documents show.
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