The AP government gave nod for construction of a non-major port at Ramayapatnam in Prakasam district. Instructions were given to Kakinada Port Director to prepare a Detailed Project Report on Ramayapatnam Port. The government asked consultancy company RITES to submit a technical feasibility report on developing a major port at Dugarajapatnam Port or some other place. RITES has advised the government to denotify Ramayapatnam Port from the Krishnapatnam Port in Nellore district. The AP government gave orders denotifying Ramayapatnam Port from Krishnapatnam Port.