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Sagarmala Programme : Over 150 Projects Identified as part of National Perspective Plan



Sagarmala Programme : Over 150 Projects Identified as part of National Perspective Plan
More than 150 projects have been identified as part of the National Perspective Plan (NPP) under the ambitious Sagarmala Programme . The projects will mobilize more than Rs. 4 lac crore of investment and enable creation of 1 crore new jobs, including 40 lac direct jobs, in the next 10 years. These projects have been identified across the areas of Port Modernization & New Port Development, Port Connectivity Enhancement, Port-led Industrial Development and Coastal Community Development.


The Sagarmala Programme of the Government of India aims to promote port-led development in the country by harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes. A National Perspective Plan has been developed under this programme for the comprehensive development of India’s coastline and maritime sector. The draft report in this regard was submitted in February, 2016 and these findings were presented to the Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways:

Port Modernization & New Port Development

To meet the future growth in cargo volumes, 50 projects have been identified to increase the port capacity from 1400 MMTPA to 2500 MMTPA by 2025, at an investment of Rs. 1 lac crore. These projects include capacity augmentation at existing ports and development of 5-6 new ports, including a trans-shipment hub. In addition, 104 initiatives have been identified to improve major port efficiency.

Port Connectivity Enhancement

To enhance the port-connectivity to the country’s production and consumption centres, 65 projects have been proposed at an investment of more than Rs. 2 lac crores. This includes10,000 km of last mile port-connectivity infrastructure, 12 new freight expressways, heavy haul rail corridor to transport coal, new pipelines for transporting crude and petroleum products, development of prioritized inland waterways and new multi-modal logistics hubs.

Port-led Industrial Development

For promoting port-led industrial development, 14 Coastal Economic Zones covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been proposed. These include 13 port-based discrete manufacturing clusters, in the labour intensive sectors of electronics, apparel, leather products, furniture and food-processing, and 14 large coastal clusters for basic input industries such as power, refineries & petrochemicals, steel and downstream industries (Shipbuilding, Automotive), and cement. Setting up infrastructure for these clusters will require an investment of Rs. 1 lac crore and will attract an additional Rs. 7 lac crore of industrial investment. These clusters are expected to boost India’s merchandize exports by USD 110 Billion by 2025.

Coastal Community Development

As part of Sagarmala’s objective of coastal community development, skilling, fishermen and other community development projects have also been identified. Setting up of a Community Development Fund is envisaged to enable these coastal communities related projects and initiatives.

These projects will be showcased in the maiden Maritime India Summit 2016, for attracting potential investors and their implementation will be taken up starting FY 16-17. The Ministry of Shipping is also conducting stakeholder consultations with the Maritime States and Central Ministries to finalize the NPP by March 2016.
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IWAI initiates Slipway Project near Guwahati and Ro-Ro Ferry Service between Dhubri & Hatsingimari on National Waterway No 2
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has initiated action for two major projects on the National Waterway No 2, which is the navigable channel of river Brahmaputra between Bangladesh Border and Sadiya (891 kms.) The projects include

(i) development of a ship repair facility (Slipway Project) at Pandu, Guwahati at a cost of Rs 50.76 crore and

(ii) commencement of Ro-Ro ferry service between Dhubri & Hatsingimari from 27th February, 2016.

The slipway project has already commenced on a plot of 3.37 acres of land obtained from the State Government of Assam on 20 years lease and will be completed by December, 2018. The ship repair facility will be capable of handling vessels up to 60 meters in length and 3 vessels can be repaired simultaneously. Till date, there is no underwater ship repair facility anywhere in North East region and all vessels requiring underwater repair have to travel to Kolkata. The facility will be beneficial to IWAI, Inland Water Transport, Govt. of Assam, BSF and the Indian Army and to all other private agencies engaged in Inland Water Transport operation.

The Ro-Ro facility being introduced between Dhubri and Hatsingimari will facilitate movement of loaded/unloaded trucks between North bank and South bank of the river and will cut the travel distance from 220 KM to 30 KM. This will help the transport industry in saving considerable amount of fuel and time. While the facility is presently being commenced by deploying 2 vessels of IWT, Govt. of Assam operating through temporary Ro-Ro Jetties, a modern R.C.C. Ro-Ro Jetty construction is already underway in Dhubri at a cost of Rs. 46.69 Crore. Simultaneous action is also initiated for stabilization of the channel including the river banks and for construction of 2. modern Ro-Ro vessels with state of the art navigation equipments including specialized infrastructure for movement of heavily loaded trucks, cargo and passengers at a cost of Rs.24 Crore. There is also a future plan to introduce such facility through other nodal points on NW-2

The two facilities will pave the way for development of Inland Water Transport sector in the North Eastern region and encourage the Inland Water Transport users to step into a new era of safe, economic and environment friendly mode of transportation.
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Sagarmala Programme : Over 150 Projects Identified as part of National Perspective Plan
More than 150 projects have been identified as part of the National Perspective Plan (NPP) under the ambitious Sagarmala Programme . The projects will mobilize more than Rs. 4 lac crore of investment and enable creation of 1 crore new jobs, including 40 lac direct jobs, in the next 10 years. These projects have been identified across the areas of Port Modernization & New Port Development, Port Connectivity Enhancement, Port-led Industrial Development and Coastal Community Development.

The Sagarmala Programme of the Government of India aims to promote port-led development in the country by harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes. A National Perspective Plan has been developed under this programme for the comprehensive development of India’s coastline and maritime sector. The draft report in this regard was submitted in February, 2016 and these findings were presented to the Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways:

Port Modernization & New Port Development

To meet the future growth in cargo volumes, 50 projects have been identified to increase the port capacity from 1400 MMTPA to 2500 MMTPA by 2025, at an investment of Rs. 1 lac crore. These projects include capacity augmentation at existing ports and development of 5-6 new ports, including a trans-shipment hub. In addition, 104 initiatives have been identified to improve major port efficiency.

Port Connectivity Enhancement

To enhance the port-connectivity to the country’s production and consumption centres, 65 projects have been proposed at an investment of more than Rs. 2 lac crores. This includes10,000 km of last mile port-connectivity infrastructure, 12 new freight expressways, heavy haul rail corridor to transport coal, new pipelines for transporting crude and petroleum products, development of prioritized inland waterways and new multi-modal logistics hubs.

Port-led Industrial Development

For promoting port-led industrial development, 14 Coastal Economic Zones covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been proposed. These include 13 port-based discrete manufacturing clusters, in the labour intensive sectors of electronics, apparel, leather products, furniture and food-processing, and 14 large coastal clusters for basic input industries such as power, refineries & petrochemicals, steel and downstream industries (Shipbuilding, Automotive), and cement. Setting up infrastructure for these clusters will require an investment of Rs. 1 lac crore and will attract an additional Rs. 7 lac crore of industrial investment. These clusters are expected to boost India’s merchandize exports by USD 110 Billion by 2025.

Coastal Community Development

As part of Sagarmala’s objective of coastal community development, skilling, fishermen and other community development projects have also been identified. Setting up of a Community Development Fund is envisaged to enable these coastal communities related projects and initiatives.

These projects will be showcased in the maiden Maritime India Summit 2016, for attracting potential investors and their implementation will be taken up starting FY 16-17. The Ministry of Shipping is also conducting stakeholder consultations with the Maritime States and Central Ministries to finalize the NPP by March 2016.
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IWAI initiates Slipway Project near Guwahati and Ro-Ro Ferry Service between Dhubri & Hatsingimari on National Waterway No 2
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has initiated action for two major projects on the National Waterway No 2, which is the navigable channel of river Brahmaputra between Bangladesh Border and Sadiya (891 kms.) The projects include

(i) development of a ship repair facility (Slipway Project) at Pandu, Guwahati at a cost of Rs 50.76 crore and

(ii) commencement of Ro-Ro ferry service between Dhubri & Hatsingimari from 27th February, 2016.

The slipway project has already commenced on a plot of 3.37 acres of land obtained from the State Government of Assam on 20 years lease and will be completed by December, 2018. The ship repair facility will be capable of handling vessels up to 60 meters in length and 3 vessels can be repaired simultaneously. Till date, there is no underwater ship repair facility anywhere in North East region and all vessels requiring underwater repair have to travel to Kolkata. The facility will be beneficial to IWAI, Inland Water Transport, Govt. of Assam, BSF and the Indian Army and to all other private agencies engaged in Inland Water Transport operation.

The Ro-Ro facility being introduced between Dhubri and Hatsingimari will facilitate movement of loaded/unloaded trucks between North bank and South bank of the river and will cut the travel distance from 220 KM to 30 KM. This will help the transport industry in saving considerable amount of fuel and time. While the facility is presently being commenced by deploying 2 vessels of IWT, Govt. of Assam operating through temporary Ro-Ro Jetties, a modern R.C.C. Ro-Ro Jetty construction is already underway in Dhubri at a cost of Rs. 46.69 Crore. Simultaneous action is also initiated for stabilization of the channel including the river banks and for construction of 2. modern Ro-Ro vessels with state of the art navigation equipments including specialized infrastructure for movement of heavily loaded trucks, cargo and passengers at a cost of Rs.24 Crore. There is also a future plan to introduce such facility through other nodal points on NW-2

The two facilities will pave the way for development of Inland Water Transport sector in the North Eastern region and encourage the Inland Water Transport users to step into a new era of safe, economic and environment friendly mode of transportation.


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