More than 800 projects with an estimated cost of around Rs 5.48 lakh crore have been identified to be implemented under the Sagarmala scheme, Parliament informed on Friday.
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These projects are spread across coastal states/union territories including Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Tamil Nadu, Sonowal added. “Under the Sagarmala scheme, more than 800 projects with an estimated cost of around Rs 5.48 lakh crore have been identified for implementation,” the minister said.
The Sagarmala program includes projects of different categories, such as modernization of existing ports and terminals, new ports, terminals, RoRo and tourist quays, improvement of port connectivity, inland waterways, lighthouse tourism, industrialization around ports, skills development, technology centres, etc. .
In response to a separate question, Sonowal said that to achieve the overall target of 200 million metric tons (freight) on the National (NW) Waterways by 2030 set in Maritime India Vision (MIV), 2030, a target of 120 MMT has been set for the year 2024-25. In 2020-2021, the total freight movement on the NWs was 83.61 MMT.
First post: STI