Using India’s long coastline’s vast potential, the Government has planned to launch over 574 projects worth 6 lakh crores in 2030 and 2035 to develop waterways and ports. These projects have been identified under the Sagarmala Program of the Ministry of Shipping. The Government also urged private players to invest in the port sector.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways have already drawn up a list of 400 projects with an investment potential worth 2.25 lakh crores. The Government’s objective is to operate around 23 waterways by 2030.
Projects Will be launched under the Sagarmala Program of the Ministry of Shipping
According to the Live Mint report, PM Narendra Modi said, “More than 574 projects at the cost of 6 lakh crore were identified as part of the Sagarmala implementation project in 2030 and 2035… We’ll encourage private investment in the port sector… India’s long coastline is waiting for you.
The hard-working Indian people are waiting for you.” Urgent investment from private players, Modi said, “Investing in our ports. Invest in our people. Let India be your preferred trading destination. Let Indian ports be your port of call for trade and trade.” In the meantime, you can travel from South Mumbai to Vashi by water taxi.
Domestic and international cruise terminals to be developed by 2023;
The Government intends to launch around 23 waterways by 2030. The PM also said, “Waterdromes are being developed at 16 locations to allow seaplane operations. Infra and jetty river cruise terminals are being developed on five national waterways. We are aiming to develop domestic and international cruise terminals by 2023,”
He also said, “Our Government is investing in the waterways in a way that has never been seen before. Domestic waterways are found to be cost-effective and environmentally friendly means of transporting freight. We are aiming to operate 23 waterways by 2030.” Photo of the Credits: Times of the Economy
Extension of regional connectivity to Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar
The development will occur through an increase in infrastructure, navigation assistance, fairway development, and the provision of information on waterways. The Government has also planned to develop tourism on land adjacent to 78 of the 189 lighthouses on the Indian coast. Plans have been made to use renewable energy by installing solar and wind power systems in all major ports. The Authority will also focus on the expansion of regional connectivity to Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Myanmar.
Final Thoughts Future Waterways and Ports
I am sure you are happy to read this as well if you want to see a futuristic and developed India. We are behind a few but not too far to catch up with the growth. This will definitely help the Indian economy and also help in employments.
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