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Encyclopedia > Hindustan Shipyard Limited

Hindustan Shipyard Limited is a Government of India owned Public Sector Undertaking located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is India's first and oldest shipyard. The Government of the India, officially referred to as the Union Government, and commonly as Central Government, established by the Constitution of India, is a union federal republic of 28 states and 7 union territories. ... A Public Sector Undertaking is a corporation in the Public sector in India. ... Map showing visakhapatnam district Visakhapatnam (విశాఖపట్నం) (Also Vishākhapatnam, shortened and Anglicized: Vizag or Vizagapatnam) is a Port city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Andhra Pradesh (ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశం in Telugu) (Āndhra Prādesh), is a state in south-eastern India and is part of the linguistic-cultural region of South India. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ...


In 1940, Walchand Hirachand started the construction of the shipyard, initially known as Scindia Shipyard. Jal Usha, the first ship to be constructed fully in India was built here in 1948 and inaugurated by the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. A few months later, the government took control of the shipyard, given the importance of this industry for the growth of economy. In 1961, it fully acquired the shipyard. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Prime Minister of India is, in practice, the most powerful person in the government of India. ... Jawaharlal Nehru (जवाहरलाल नेहरू, Javāharlāl Nehrū) (November 14, 1889 – May 27, 1964), also called Pandit (Scholar, Teacher) Nehru, was one of the most important leaders of the Indian Independence Movement and the Indian National Congress, and became the first Prime Minister of India when India won its independence on August... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Primarily engaged in ship building, the Hindustan Shipyard Limited has constructed over a hundred vessels. It was the first shipyard in India to be awarded ISO-9001 quality accreditation.

External links

  • Official website

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The Telegraph - Calcutta : Business (437 words)
The report states that the release of funds to HSL was “unwise and irregular” as the work for the floating dock had not actually been awarded to the Chinese shipyard.
The report states that HSL was able to divert the funds because of inadequate monitoring by the ministry.
HSL also wasted Rs 4.3 lakh on advertising for global tenders from time to time apart from paying consultancy charges for a feasibility study on acquiring the floating dock.
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