National Grid for Ports to be developed: Mandaviya

The Ministry of Shipping is working on a plan to develop a National Grid for Ports based on synergy between the Major and non-major ports in the country that can bring port-led development in the country. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister for Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India, said, “The development plan for ports and the National Grid for ports will be ready in six months. An extensive study in identifying the specific cargo linked to the ports and the downstream industry will be done for the revival of each port.”
According to him, there are 204 non-major ports in the country, of which only 44 are currently functional.