NEW DELHI : The Sagarmala programme is the flagship programme ,The Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal in a written reply in Lok Sabha informed aboutport-led development in the country through harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes. The main vision of the Sagarmala Programme is to reduce logistics cost for EXIM and domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment.
As a part of Sagarmala Programme, more than 800 projects at an estimated cost of around 5.54 lakh crore have been identified for implementation during 2015 to 2035. Sagarmala projects includes projects from various categories such as modernisation of existing ports and terminals, new ports, terminals, RoRo & tourism jetties, enhancement of port connectivity, inland waterways, lighthouse tourism, industrialization around port, skill development, technology centres, etc. These projects are broadly classified into five pillars of Sagarmala. Implementation of the projects under Sagarmala is to be done by the Central Line Ministries, State Maritime Boards, Major Ports and SPV preferably through the private sector and through Public private Partnership (PPP) wherever feasible.
Government of India has accorded approval for development of Major Port in Vadhavan on landlord Port development model due to its natural advantages and growing requirement of Import export trade of country. The Non-major ports are under the jurisdiction of respective State Maritime Boards/States Governments.
About 119 Projects worth more than Rs 1 Lac Cr. have been identified under Sagarmala Programme in the state of Andhra Pradesh for enhancing the infrastructure related to Port led Industrialization, Port Modernization, Port Connectivity enhancement, Coastal Community Development & Coastal Shipping and Inland Waterways. These projects are implemented by Central Ministries, lWAl, Indian Railways, NHAI, State Government and Major Ports etc.
There are 9 projects worth Rs. 1124 Cr partially funded through Sagarmala Programme. Out of these 9 Projects, 4 projects worth Rs 694 Cr have been completed, 3 projects worth Rs. 88 Cr. are under implementation and 2 projects worth Rs. 342 Cr. are under development.
The list of Project funded by the Ministry under Sagarmala is given below:
|Sr No||Name of Project||Project Pillar||Implementing Agency||Project Cost (Rs. Cr)||Project Status|
|1||Coastal Districts Skill Development Program – Phase I -Andhra Pradesh||Coastal Community Development||Ministry of Rural Development (DDU-GKY)||0.28||Completed|
|2||Construction of coastal Berth at VPT||Coastal Shipping and IWT||Visakhapatnam Port Trust||43||Completed|
|3||2 to 4 laning of port road connectivity to NH – 5 -Phase II||Port Connectivity||National Highway Authority of India||77||Completed|
|4||Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding -CEMS – AP-18 out of 24 Labs in AP||Coastal Community Development||Indian Register of Shipping||574||Completed|
|5||Construction of passenger jetty at Bhavani island- Krishna district||Coastal Shipping and IWT||Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation||22||Under Implementation|
|6||Coastal Districts Skill Development Program – Phase 2 -Andhra Pradesh||Coastal Community Development||Ministry of Rural Development (DDU-GKY)||6||Under Implementation|
|7||Construction of grade separator from H-7 area to Port connectivity Road by passing Convent Junction – Visakhapatnam Port||Port Connectivity||National Highway Authority of India||60||Under Implementation|
|8||Development of Fishing Harbour in Juvvaladinne in SPSR Nellore District in the State of Andhra Pradesh.||Coastal Community Development||Fisheries Department, GoAP||242||Under Development|
|9||Improvement of Kakinada Anchorage Ports infrastructure in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh||Port Modernization||Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board||100||Under Development|