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Government Launches ‘Sagar Aankalan’ Guidelines to Boost Port Efficiency

The ‘Sagar Aankalan’ guidelines aim to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of Indian ports. Enforced nationwide, these guidelines for National Benchmarking of Indian Ports Performance are set to revitalize the country’s maritime infrastructure.

Key Highlights

  1. Initiative Launch: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spearheaded the launch of the ‘Sagar Aankalan’ guidelines for Indian port performance index, signaling a concerted effort towards port efficiency enhancement.
  2. Action Plan Post Global Maritime India Summit 2023: The Union shipping ministry devised an action plan post the Global Maritime India Summit 2023 to accelerate the implementation of agreements made during the summit, reflecting a commitment to fostering maritime growth.

Vadhavan Port Project Progress

Maharashtra’s Vadhavan Port project, a collaboration between JNPT and Maharashtra Maritime Board, received environmental clearance, moving a step closer to realization. The project, valued at Rs 76,220 crore, awaits cabinet approval, marking a significant stride in maritime infrastructure development.

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