Section 111 of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963, directions have been issued by
the government to five Major Port Trusts, viz. Paradip, Mormugao, JNPT, New
Mangalore and Deendayal to take up development of the National Waterways (NWs)
which are located in their vicinity.
Ports will undertake the development of National Waterways through release of
grants by the Inland Waterways Authority of India. Among the NWs earmarked for
development by the Major Ports, NW-27, 68, 111 in Goa; NW-10 and 85 in
Maharashtra and NW-100 in Gujarat are operationalised, and no time frame has
been fixed for operationalising the remaining NWs.
information was given by the Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and
Highways and Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, in Parliament