Sagarmala Scheme: Most Important Topic for 2021 RBI Assistant Exam

Glide to success with Doorsteptutor material for IAS : Get detailed illustrated notes covering entire syllabus: point-by-point for high retention.

  • The Sagarmala Programme is an initiative by the government of India to enhance the performance of the country՚s logistics sector. The programme envisages unlocking the potential of waterways & the coastline to minimize infrastructural investments required to meet these targets.
  • Vision of the Sagarmala Programme is to reduce logistics cost for EXIM & domestic trade with minimal infrastructure investment.
  • This includes:
    • Reducing cost of transporting domestic cargo through optimizing modal mix
    • Lowering logistics cost of bulk commodities by locating future industrial capacities near the coast
    • Improving export competitiveness by developing port proximate discrete manufacturing clusters
    • Optimizing time/cost of EXIM container movement
Sagarmala Scheme

Components of Sagarmala Programme Are

  • Port Modernization & New Port Development: De-bottlenecking & capacity expansion of existing ports & development of new Greenfield ports
  • Port Connectivity Enhancement: Enhancing the connectivity of the ports to the hinterland, optimizing cost & time of cargo movement through multi-modal logistics solutions including domestic waterways (inland water transport and coastal shipping)
  • Port-linked Industrialization: Developing port-proximate industrial clusters & Coastal Economic Zones to reduce logistics cost & time of EXIM & domestic cargo
  • Coastal Community Development: Promoting sustainable development of coastal communities through skill development & livelihood generation activities, fisheries development, coastal tourism etc.

Developed by: