With an outlay of Rs 1,773 for the year 2017Ã»18, the government has set the ball rolling for the port sector. To promote port-led development in India, Rs 600 crore has already been allocated for the Sagarmala Programme.
Andhra Pradesh minister for ports Ganta Srinivasa Rao urged the centre to provide a single window clearance from the ministry of environment and forests for port expansion projects. He said this during the 14th Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) meeting in Mumbai. During the meeting, Rao called for relaxing the condition that a port has to go for public hearing for