NEW DELHI: For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified as part of the National Perspective Plan under the Sagarmala Programme. The Perspective Plans for all 14 CEZs have been prepared in consultation with relevant State Governments and Central Ministries.
The list of 14 proposed CEZs identified in the National Perspective Plan for Sagarmala is as follows:-
Port-led industrialization through the proposed development of CEZ under Sagarmala Programme are expected to provide impetus to the “Make in India” initiative of the Government of India, that will aid in creation of jobs in India. Finalization of institutional framework and roadmap for the development of CEZ based on the recommendations of Inter-Ministerial Committee has been taken up.
This information was given by Union Minister of State for Shipping and Finance Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in Lok Sabha recently.