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.
benchmarks to improve the efficiency and productivity for major ports
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
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.
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