NEW DELHI.Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha spoke about the transformative approach of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) for integrated and holistic planning across concerned Ministries/Departments. The NMP aims to improve multimodal connectivity, logistics efficiency and to address critical infrastructure gaps for seamless movement of people and goods, with focus on minimising disruptions and ensuring timely completion of projects.
Under this initiative, 101 projects worth Rs 60,872 crore in respect of ports and shipping have so far been identified for implementation. Out of these, 13 projects worth Rs 4,423 crore have been completed.
For enhanced capital expenditure by states for infrastructure development, the Ministry of Finance has made an additional provision of Rs 5000 crore for disbursement among the states as long term loans at a zero interest rate.
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has undertaken various initiatives for ease of doing business. Incentives such as Model Concession Agreement, flexibility to concessioners, new tariff guidelines etc have been issued which allows improvement in performance of major ports.
Statewise list of projects for ports and shipping sector
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