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Roadmap developed for increasing Indian port capacity to 3300+ MTPA by 2025: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

The Shipping Ministry has drawn up a road map to increase the capacity of 12 major ports in the country to 3300 million tons per annum in the next five years Shipping minister Mansukh |L Mandaviya informed the Parliament.

Master Planning of 12 Major Ports has been carried out and 95 capacity expansion and port modernizations projects have been identified. Major ports capacity has been re-rated with respect to global benchmarks as per berthing policy 2016 and effective capacity has increased by 293 Million tons per annum after re-rating.

Global benchmarks to improve the efficiency and productivity for major ports

Global benchmarks have been adopted to improve the efficiency and productivity for major ports and 116 initiatives have been identified to unlock 100 MTPA of capacity at major ports

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today the shipping Minister  Mandaviya informed that an analysis of nation-wide end-to-end logistics flows of all key commodities (~85% of all commodities) at ports was carried out based on which the National Perspective Plan (NPP) for the Sagar Mala Program was prepared in April 2016.

Action Plan for Coastal Shipping prepared by ADB in Sep 2019

He further said an Action Plan for Coastal Shipping has been prepared by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in September 2019. This action plan includes recommendations with respect to infrastructure creation required to increase the use of coastal shipping in India.

Ministry of Sipping has approved 67 projects (cost: Rs. 5702 Crore) under Sagar Mala Program for financial assistance of Rs. 1,491 Crore for improving port infrastructure and port connectivity.

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