Blue Economy: 14 Coastal Economic Zones Under Sagarmala (Download PDF)

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For promoting port-led industrialization, 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) covering all the Maritime States and Union Territories have been identified under National Perspective Plan of Sagarmala Programme.

Image of Major port, Non-major port and Proposed CEZ

Image of Major Port, Non-major Port and Proposed CEZ

Image of Major port, Non-major port and Proposed CEZ

  • The Perspective Plans for all 14 CEZs were prepared in consultation with relevant State Governments and Central Ministries as follows:

Table contain shows the Proposed location for CEZ

Table contain shows the Proposed location for CEZ

No.

Proposed location for CEZ

State

Districts Covered

Potential Industries

1

Kachch

Gujarat

Kachchh

Petrochemicals, Cement, Furniture

2

Saurashtra

Gujarat

Junagarh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad

Apparel, Automotive

3

Suryapur

Gujarat

Bharuch, Surat, Navsari, Valsad

Marine Clusters

4

North Konkan

Maharashtra

Nashik, Thane, Mumbai, Pune, Raigarh

Power, Electronics, Apparel

5

South Konkan

Maharashtra, Goa

Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, North Goa, South Goa

Refining, Steel, Food Processing

6

DakshinKanara

Karnataka

Udupi, Dakshin Kannada, Kodagu, Mysore

Petrochemicals

7

Malabar

Kerala

Ernakulam, Alappuzha Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram

Furniture

8

Mannar

Tamil Nadu

Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi

Apparel, Refining

9

Poompuhar

Tamil Nadu

Cuddalore, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Tiruchirappallu, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam

Leather Processing, Power

10

VCIC South

Tamil Nadu

Thiruvallur, Chennai, Kancheepuram

Steel, Petrochemicals, Electronics, Shipbuilding

11

VCIC Central

Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Nellore

Electronics

12

VCIC North

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Krishna, West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam

Food Processing, Petrochemicals, Cement, Apparel

13

Kalinga

Odisha

Puri, Jagatsinghapur, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jajapur, Bhadrak

Petrochemicals, Marine Processing

14

Gaud

West Bengal

PurbaMedinipur, South twenty Parganas

Leather Processing

Map of 14 Coastal Economic Zones

Map of 14 Coastal Economic Zones

Map of 14 Coastal Economic Zones

Aims of The Project

  • Development of CEZ under Sagarmala will provide impetus to the “Make in India” initiative of the Government of India.

  • The development of CEZ will aid in creation of jobs.

Image of Boost of Manufacturing

Image of Boost of Manufacturing

Image of Boost of Manufacturing

What is a CEZ?

  • Coastal Economic Zones are special economic regions comprising group of coastal districts or districts with strong linkage to ports in region to tap into synergies with planned industrial corridor projects.

  • These zones are expected to provide business-friendly ecosystem including ease of doing business, ease of exporting and importing, swift decisions on applications for environmental clearances and speedy water and electricity connections.

What is Sagamala Project?

Sagarmala project is a strategic and customer-oriented investment initiative of the Government of India for

  • Setting up of 6 + mega ports,

  • Modernization of several dozen more ports,

  • Development of 14 + Coastal Economic Zones and at least 29 Coastal Economic Units,

  • Development of mines, industrial corridors, rail, road and airport linkages with these water ports,

  • US $110 billion export revenue growth

  • Generation of 150, 000 direct jobs and several times more indirect jobs

  • Modernizing India’s Ports for port-led development

  • Transforming the existing ports into modern world class Ports

  • Integrating development of the ports, industrial clusters and hinterland and efficient evacuation systems through road, rail, inland and coastal waterways resulting in Ports becoming the drivers of economic activity in coastal areas

More details of the project can be found in the following link

- Published/Last Modified on: April 24, 2018

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