First Workshop on Sagarmala Project

First Workshop on Sagarmala Project

Question: Which one of the below is not one of the components of Sagarmala project?
(a) Port Modernization & New Port Development
(b) Port Connectivity Enhancement
(c) Port-linked Industrialization
(d) Interlinking of Rivers
Ans: (d)

  • The first workshop on Sagarmala Project titled, “Accelerating Sagarmala Implementation – Engaging with States” is being organized on 9th June, 2017 in New Delhi at India Habitat Centre.
  • The workshop aims to familiarize the key stakeholders with the provisions of the Sagarmala programme, its objectives and avenues available for them to implement these projects.
  • This workshop will provide a platform for the States to exhibit their ongoing work and works envisaged for future and provide a feedback mechanism to address their concerns with regards to Sagarmala Programme.
  • The main objective of this workshop is to enhance the engagement among Ministry of Shipping, other ministries and various maritime states of India for Sagarmala Programme.
  • The workshop will be presided by Secretary (Shipping) and the key note address will be delivered by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog.
  • As per the concept approved by the Government of India, the projects identified under Sagarmala will be taken up by the respective Ports, State Governments or Maritime Boards and Central Ministries mainly through private funding or PPP mode.
  • The Sagarmala Development Company Ltd. (SDCL) has been set up by the Ministry of Shipping to provide equity support to the project SPV’s and funding support to residual projects under Sagarmala.
  • Already 239 projects worth 1.37 lakh crore are under various stages of development and implementation.
  • About Sagarmala Project:
  • Sagarmala project is a port-led direct and indirect development promotion initiative of the Government of India. It envisages modernization of India’s Ports so that port-led development can be augmented and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India’s growth. It looks towards “transforming the existing Ports into modern world class Ports and integrate the development of the Ports, the Industrial clusters and hinterland through road, rail, inland and coastal waterways resulting in Ports becoming the drivers of economic activity in coastal areas. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ‘in-principle’ approval for the concept and institutional framework of Sagarmala Project on 25 March 2015. The project was launched by Ministry of Shipping (the nodal ministry for this initiative) in Karnataka on 31 July 2015.
  • Components of Sagarmala Programme are:
  • Port Modernization & New Port Development
  • Port Connectivity Enhancement
  • Port-linked Industrialization
  • Coastal Community Development


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