Sagarmala project :Project to connect all the coastal states of India

Updated Fri, 06 May 2022 08:43 AM IST

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Do you know about the Sagarmala project connecting all the coastal states of the Central Government, if not, then read this article completely to know.

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 Sagarmala is a dream project of the Central Government of India, on completion of which all the cities connected with the coastline will be connected.The Sagarmala program is an Indian government initiative aimed at improving the country’s logistics sector. The program aims to unlock the potential of waterways and the economy to minimize the burden of infrastructure investment to achieve these goals
 
India’s maritime sector is a cornerstone of the country’s trade and has grown over the years. India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of navigable waterways, and strategic location on major international maritime trade routes are extremely beneficial to trade and commerce.
 

Sagarmala project: Aim

 
Saaremaa’s ambitious program aims to promote port–driven development in the country and reduce logistics costs for EXIM and domestic trade. The project also aims to strengthen infrastructure for the rapid, efficient and cost-effective transport of goods to and from ports. The project also aims to strengthen infrastructure for the rapid, efficient and cost-effective transport of goods to and from ports.
 

Sagarmala project when it is launched

 

The Sagarmala program was approved by the Union Cabinet in March 2015.

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As of March 2020, some 500 projects with a total investment value of USD 47.33 billion have been identified. Of these, 143 projects worth US $ 11.73 billion have been completed, with the remaining 357 projects at various stages of implementation and development.
 

Latest update on the Sagar mala project:
 

Sagarmala Seaplane Services (SSPS) – It is an ambitious project, announced in January 2021, which is being implemented by Sagarmala Development Company Limited. The project is being initiated under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework through prospective airline operators.
 

What is the purpose of the Sagar mala project/ initiative?

 
The main objective of the Sagarmala Initiative are given below:-
 
• Promote the direct and indirect development of port industries and coastal cities.
• Provide infrastructure to move goods quickly from one port to another.
• Reduce logistics costs and increase efficiency.
• Develop gateways to new regions with intermodal solutions to increase connectivity between ports, rail, inland, coastal and road services.
• Modernize primary and secondary ports. Make them efficient by developing them economically, transporting assets, creating new routes (using various other modes of transport), etc.
• Helps establish nearby industries and manufacturing centers and serves for EXIM and in-country trades.
• Encourage the use of electronic channels to exchange information for fast, easy and efficient movement of cargo through ports.
• Ensure a sustainable life for people living in and near the Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ), helping them in terms of development, employment, skills development, fishing, tourism promotion, and many more .
 

What is the CEZ

 CEZ is stand for costal ecomonic zone .The Ministry of Naval has introduced the Coastal Economic Zone (CEZ). CEZs are categorized to develop the economic status of the country by initiating port – led industry.
 

Which places(CEZ) are connected with the Sagar mala project

 
Here is the list of the 14 Coastal Economic Zones of the Sagarmala Programme:
o Kachchh Coastal Economic Zone
o Saurashtra Coastal Economic Zone
o Suryapur Coastal Economic Zone
o Konkan North Coast Economic Zone
o Konkan South Coast Economic Zone
o Dakshin Kanara Coastal Economic Zone
o Malabar Coastal Economic Zone
o Mannar Coast Economic Zone
o Poompuhar Coastal Economic Zone
o VCIC South Coast Economic Zone
o VCIC Central Economic Zone
o VCIC North Coast Economic Zone
o Kalinga Coastal Economic Zone
o Gaud Coastal Economic Area
 

Q1-What is Sagarmala program?

Answer-Sagarmala Programme aims to provide enhanced connectivity between the ports and the domestic production& consumption centres. 1. To boost the maritime industry by ensuring end-to-end connectivity, ~235 projects, with investments worth USD 31.33 Bn, have been identified.

Q2 - What is the aim of the Sagarmala project?

Answer-The project received approval from the union cabinet on March 25, 2015. The main objective of this initiative is the integrated development of all maritime-related activities, by harnessing the country's coastline and navigable waterways and boosting the performance of the logistics sector.

Q3-Is Sagarmala project complete?

Answer-Sagarmala, the Centre's flagship project for the development of ports and waterways infrastructure, has seen significant progress and projects worth Rs 2.12 trillion will be completed by 2024, Union minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal said on Friday.

Q4- Who introduced Sagarmala project?

Answer-The Sagarmala Project has been initiated by the Government of India after Cabinet approved it in 2015 to promote port-led development in India. The project aims to harness the 7500 km long coastline of the country to unleash its economic potential.

Q5-What is Bharat Mala project explain?

Answer-Who started Sagarmala project?
The Sagarmala programme is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Shipping to promote port-led development in the country through harnessing India's 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes.

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