Ports key focus
of Sagarmala programme
All-round port development is the
key focus area of the Union government’s ambitious Sagarmala programme.
Projects have been identified in the
areas of port modernisation and new port development, port connectivity
enhancement, port-linked industrialisation and coastal community development as
part of the programme, highlighted a communiqué.
Beside, 14 Coastal Economic Zones
have been identified across all maritime states and their perspective plans
prepared. Also, 29 potential port-linked industrial clusters have been
identified across sectors like energy, materials, discrete manufacturing, etc.
Draft Master Plans have been
prepared for the maritime clusters proposed in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. And Smart
Port Industrial Cities are proposed to be developed in Kandla and Paradip, among
others, the communiqué pointed out.
Exim News Service - New Delhi, Jan. 10