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Sagarmala Project

What Is Sagarmala?

The Centrepiece Of India’s Push For The Blue Economy Is The Sagarmala Project That Includes Constructing Ports, Augmenting Coastal Infrastructure, Developing Inland Waterways Intensifying Fishing And Creating Special Economic Zones And Tourism Promotion.

The Consolidated Sagarmala Project Proposes To Execute Nearly 40 Different Projects Along The Coastline At A Cost Of Nearly 8 Lakh Crore In The Next Two Decades.


Promoting Port-Led Direct And Indirect Development And To Provide Infrastructure To Transport Goods To And From Ports Quickly, Efficiency And Cost Effectively.

Developing Access To New Development Regions With Inter-Modal Solutions Enhanced Connectivity With Main Economic Centres And Beyond Through Expansion Of Rail, Inland Water Coastal And Road Services.

Enhancing The Capacity Of Major And Non-Major Ports And Modernizing Them To Make Them Efficient Thereby Enabling Them To Become Drivers Of Port Led Economic Developments.

Setting Up Of Logistics Hubs And Establishment Of Industries And Manufacturing Centres To Be Served By Ports In International And Domestic Trade.

Simplifying Procedures Used At Ports For Cargo Movement And Promoting Usage Of Electronic Channels For Information Exchange Leading To Quick ,Efficient Hassle-Free And Seamless Cargo Movement.

Key Features

The Sagarmala Project Will Be Spread Across Four Broad Areas:

Modernize Port Infrastructure ,Add Up To Six New Ports And Enhance Capacity

Improve Port Connectivity Through Rail Corridors Freight Friendly Expressway And Inland Waterways.

Create 14 Coastal Economic Zones Of CEZs And A SEZ Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (Mumbai) With Manufacturing Clusters To Enable Port-Led Industrialization.

Develop Skills Of Fishermen And Other Coastal And Island Communities.

Increased Use Of Information Technology  And Automation To Ensure Paperless And Seamless Transaction Will Be An Important Area For Intervention .Under The Sagarmala Project, The Use Of Coastal Shipping And Inland Water Transport Are Proposed To Be Enhanced Through A Mix Of Infrastructure Enhancement And Policy Initiatives.


A National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) Is Envisaged For Overall Policy Guidance And High Level Coordination ,And To Review Various Aspects Of Planning And Implementation Of The Plan And Projects.

State Governments Would Set Up State Sagarmala Committees, Headed By The Chief Minister Or The Minister In Charge Of Ports.

Why Is Important?

Sagarmala Is Expected To Reduce Cost And Time For Transporting Goods, Benefiting Industries And Export Import Trade.

India Is Located Along Key International Trade Routes In The Indian Ocean And Has A Long Coastline Of Over 7,000km.

Capacity Constraints And Lack Of Modern Facilities At Indian Ports Tremendously Increases The Time Taken To Ship Goods In And Out Of The Country And Has Held Back India’s Share In The World.

Initiatives Such As Make In India Cannot Take Off Without Better Port Infrastructure.

Sagarmala Could Boost India’s Merchandise Exports To $100 Billion By 2025 And Create An Estimated 10 Million New Jobs(Four Million In Direct Employment.

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