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Spurring a Sea Change

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...

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BOT operators of ports ask govt to resolve issues in port policies

BOT operators at major ports handling a single commodity have urged the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to address issues with port policies that are affecting their operations.Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to make India self-sufficient, the government has implemented reforms and policy changes to reduce India’s reliance on...

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Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

Major Port Authorities Act to Decentralise Decision-Making

The Major Port Authorities Act, 2020, is aimed at decentralising decision-making and infusing professionalism in the governance of 13 major ports. The act seeks to impart faster and transparent decision-making to benefit stakeholders and improve project execution capabilities by reorienting the governance model in central ports to the landlord port model in line with the...

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Spurring a Sea Change

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading...