The flagship programme of the Shipping
Ministry – Sagarmala, has moved from the conceptualization and planning to the implementation
stage. As a part of the programme, more than 400 projects have been identified
across the areas of port modernization and new port development, connectivity
enhancement, port linked industrialization and coastal community development.
To create awareness about the Sagarmala
programme among the stake holders and to engage with them, the Ministry is
organising a series of workshops over the next 6 – 8 months under the aegis of the
workshop titled, “Accelerating Sagarmala Implementation – Engaging with States”
is being organized on June 9th in New Delhi at India Habitat Centre.
The main objective of this workshop is to enhance the engagement among Ministry
of Shipping, other line ministries and various maritime states of India for
Sagarmala Programme. The workshop will be presided by Secretary (Shipping) Mr Rajiv Kumar
and the key note address will be delivered by Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI
Aayog. The workshop is expected to be attended by Principal Secretaries of the
maritime states, Chairmen of ports and officials of the line ministries.
The workshop also
aims to familiarize the key stakeholders with the provisions of the Sagarmala
programme, its objectives and avenues available for them to implement these projects.
This workshop will provide a platform for the States to exhibit their ongoing
work and work envisaged for future and provides feedback mechanism to address
their concerns with regards to Sagarmala Programme. Funding Guidelines, Coastal
Berth Scheme and initiatives under the Coastal Community Development especially
for skill development will be discussed threadbare during the workshop.
As per the
concept approved by the Government of India, the projects identified under
Sagarmala will be taken up by the respective Ports, State Governments or
Maritime Boards and Central Ministries mainly through private funding or PPP
mode. The Sagarmala Development Company Ltd. (SDCL) has been set up by the
Ministry of Shipping to provide equity support to the project SPV’s and funding
support to residual projects under Sagarmala.
projects worth 1.37 lakh crore are under various stages of development and