Ministry of Shipping, India: Sagarmala Programme has created about 10,000 Jobs in last three years

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15 July 2019

The Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri MansukhMandaviya in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today informed that approximately 10,000 jobs have been created through projects initiated under Sagarmala by Ministry of Shipping during the last three years.

The Minister also provided information about the state-wise number of projects which have been initiated till  May 2019, by the Ministry under Sagarmala. The details are as follows-

State/UTNo. of Projects
Andaman & Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh29
Assam1
Bihar1
Goa16
Gujarat32
Karnataka24
Kerala19
Lakshadweep1
Maharashtra75
Odisha25
Puducherry2
Tamil Nadu75
West Bengal33
Total334

Shri Mandaviya further informed that there has been an increase of 54% in the cargo carried through coastal shipping and navigable waterways since the inception of the Sagarmala Programme.