Under Sagarmala Programme, 415 projects, at an estimated investment of approximately Rs.8 Lac Crore, have been identified across port modernization & new port development, port connectivity enhancement, port-linked industrialization and coastal community development for phase wise implementation over the period 2015 to 2035.
As per the approved implementation plan of Sagarmala Programme, these projects are to be taken up by the relevant Central Ministries/Agencies and State Governments preferably through private/PPP mode. The details are as below.
|S. No.||Project Theme||No. of Projects||Project Cost
|4.||Coastal Community Development||23||4,216|
As part of the Sagarmala Programme, 6 new port locations have been identified, namely – Vadhavan, Enayam, Sagar Island, Paradip Outer Harbour, Sirkazhi and Belekeri. The current status of each of the proposed new port locations is as follows:
|S.No.||New Port Location||State||Present Status|
|1.||Sagar Island||West Bengal||Approval obtained for setting up Major Port at Sagar Island. DPR prepared.Viability being re-examined in view of announcement of new port at Tajpur by State Govt. of West Bengal.|
|2.||Paradip Outer Harbour||Odisha||DPR under preparation.|
|3.||Sirkhazi||Tamil Nadu||Techno Economic Feasibility Report(TEFR) prepared.|
|4.||Enayam||Tamil Nadu||In principle approval obtained for setting up Major Port at Enayam. DPR under preparation.|
|5.||Belikeri||Karnataka||Techno Economic Feasibility Report (TEFR) prepared.|
|6.||Vadhavan||Maharashtra||DPR under preparation.|
Increasing the share of coastal shipping and inland navigation in the transport modal mix is one of the key objectives of the Sagarmala Programme. In order to equip ports for movement of coastal cargo, the scope of coastal berth scheme has been expanded and merged with Sagarmala Programme.
Under the scheme, the financial assistance of 50% of project cost is provided to Major Ports/State Governments for construction of Coastal Berths, Breakwater, mechanization of coastal berths and capital dredging. Rs. 152 Cr has been released for 16 projects under this scheme. In addition, Cabotage has been relaxed for a period of 5 years for specialized vessels like RO-RO, RO-PAX etc.
To augment transhipment capacity in the country, Vizhinjam (Kerala) and Enayam (Tamil Nadu) are being developed as transhipment ports. Vizhinjam is being developed as transhipment hub under PPP mode by Government of Kerala with Viability Gap Funding from Government of India. In principle approval has been obtained for setting up a Major Port at Enayam and its DPR is under preparation.
This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.