CCEA Approves Jal Marg Vikas Project on NW-1 (Download PDF)

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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved implementation of Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of navigation on National Waterway-1 (NW-1). Project is expected to complete by March, 2023.

Image of Jal Marg Vikas Project

Image of Jal Marg Vikas Project

Image of Jal Marg Vikas Project

Major Impacts of the Project

  • Provides an alternate, environment friendly and cost effective mode of transport.

  • Bring down the logistics cost in the country.

  • Include infrastructure development like multi-modal and inter-modal terminals, roll on - roll off (Ro-Ro) facilities, ferry services, navigation aids.

  • Provide socio-economic impetus

  • Allow employment generation

  • direct employment generation to the tune of 46, 000

  • indirect employment of 84, 000 will be generated by vessel construction industry.

What is JMVP?

  • Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) was announced by Government in 2014 - 15 Budget to enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 tonne vessels on the Ganga River.

  • Envisages the development of waterway between Allahabad and Haldia on Ganga River that will cover a distance of 1620 km.

  • Project will be funded by IBRD loan component and private sector participation.

  • It will cover Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal

Developments During This Project

  • Fairway development

  • Multi-modal terminals

  • Inter-modal terminal

  • Navigational lock

  • Navigational aids

  • Integrated ship repair and maintenance complexes.

  • River information systems and traffic management systems.

What is NW-1?

Map of National Waterway - 1

Map of National Waterway - 1

Map of National Waterway - 1

  • The National Waterway 1 or NW-1 or Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly river system running from Haldia (Sagar) to Allahabad is most important.

  • It spans the Ganges, Bhagirathi, and Hooghly river systems.

  • It is 1, 620 km long, making it the longest waterway in India.

What Are Operational NWs in India?

  1. Allahabad-Haldia stretch of the Ganga, Bhagirathi, and Hooghly rivers.

  2. Sadiya-Dhubri stretch of Brahmaputra River.

  3. Kollam-Kozhikode stretch of West Canal and Champakara Canal and Udyogmandal canal.

  4. Yamuna River connecting Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 18, 2018

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