High-level meet on port development on Monday

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) A high level committee will meet here on Monday to oversee “Sagarmala”, a central government initiative to promote port-led development across the country, an official statement said.

The panel comprises the NITI Aayog vice chairman, union ministers from stakeholder ministries and chief ministers of 10 maritime states–Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

This will be the first meeting of National Sagarmala Apex Committee (NSAC) and Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari will chair it.

“The broad agenda of meeting includes discussions on constitution and scope of NSAC, concept of Sagarmala and decisions of the central government relating to Sagarmala,” the shipping ministry statement said.

Other matters such as action taken on setting up of Sagarmala Institutional Mechanism and engagement with maritime states will also be discussed.

Progress on the elements of Sagarmala programme, identification and implementation of projects, and critical role of state governments in project identification and implementation are also on the agenda.

Against a share of 9 percent of railways and 6 percent of roads in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the share of ports is only 1 percent, according to official data.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here