More than 800 projects have been identified under Sagarmala Programme: Shipping Min

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha, said that more than 800 projects at an estimated cost of around Rs. 5.48 lakh crore have been identified under the Sagarmala Programme.

The Sagarmala Programme includes projects from various categories such as modernisation of existing ports and terminals, new ports, terminals, RoRo & tourism jetties, enhancement of port connectivity, inland waterways, lighthouse tourism, industrialization around ports, skill development, technology centres, etc.

The summary of projects undertaken in the Sagarmala Programme as per five pillars are as follows:

Special Economic Zone at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Smart Industrial Port City at Deendayal Port & Paradip Port and Coastal Employment Unit at V. O. Chidambaranar Port area part of Sagarmala Programme.

14 projects related to the development of new ports with an estimated investment of Rs. 1,25,776 Cr. are part of the Sagarmala Programme. These projects are spread across coastal states/ union territories including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu. Implementation of the projects is to be done by the State Maritime Boards and Major Ports etc..In Gujarat, 2 projects related to the development of new ports including Bulk terminal / Greenfield Port at Chhara and CNG Terminal at Bhavnagar Port are part of the Sagarmala Programme and are being implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board.

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