Government extends Coastal Berth Scheme until 31st March 2020

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 12-03-2018        Tweet

NEW DELHI: The Government has extended the period of Coastal Berth Scheme until 31st March, 2020. The scope of the scheme has also been enlarged to cover the cost of preparation of Detail Project Report (DPR) and capital dredging at Major Ports.

The Coastal Berth Scheme provides financial assistance to Major/Non-Major Ports/ State Maritime Board/ State Governments for creation of infrastructure to promote movement of cargo / passengers by Sea / National Waterways. List of Projects sanctioned under the Scheme along with financial allocation made for the purpose State/project-wise is given in the table below .

Sagarmala Programme aims to double share of domestic waterways (Coastal and Inland) by 2025. The Coastal Berth Scheme is one of the key enabler towards this objective. The projects sanctioned under the scheme will create approximately 10 MMTPA capacity for handling coastal cargo.