Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik chaired the primary assembly of the State Sagarmala Committee in Bhubaneswar on April 7, 2021.
In the course of the meet, CM highlighted that the Sagarmala mission can additional allow Odisha to emerge as a significant logistics vacation spot.
Chief Minister Patnaik mentioned that the Port-led improvement by means of industrialisation and connectivity is a significant focus of Sagarmala tasks. We can even be prioritising the Coastal group improvement as an built-in a part of this initiative, he added.
The Sagarmala Challenge has a imaginative and prescient for port led improvement throughout the coast of India. It goals at Port modernization, Port connectivity; Port led industrialization and Coastal group improvement. The tasks underneath this programme will get 50 per cent funding from the Authorities of India.
Below this programme, the State Authorities has submitted 14 nos. of tasks of assorted departments together with Fishers & ARD, Chilika Growth Authority, Commerce & Transport and Works Division. Out of those solely 2 tasks of Commerce & Transport Division, Ro-Pax Jetty and Allied Infrastructure in Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balugaon and Puri districts have been sanctioned by Authorities of India.
The CM additionally mentioned that Odisha has the benefit of being strategically positioned with an extended shoreline. Now we have a wealthy cultural heritage of maritime commerce. We are able to turn into India’s gateway to South East Asian nations, he added.
Other than the Paradip Port, our authorities has been facilitating the event of assorted ports all alongside Odisha’s shoreline, he additional added.
The Chief Minister additional mentioned that the State Maritime Board is predicted to be totally useful within the coming months. Hopefully, the Board will act as a catalyst for total improvement of the maritime sector within the State.
He requested for shut coordination with varied departments and resolving the problems for well timed completion of tasks underneath Sagarmala. He urged all of the departments involved to prioritise these tasks.
As per the presentation, the State has three ports in operation – Paradeep, Dhamara and Gopalpur. As many as 4 ports together with Subarnarekha, Astharang, and Riverine port at Kendrapara and Jatadhar Muhan Port are within the pipeline. Apart from, there are 8 potential areas for improvement of ports.
IDCO CMD Shri Sanjay Singh mentioned 3 logistic park tasks at Dhamara, Gopalpur and Subarnarekha are underneath preparation. The proposals will probably be despatched quickly. Different Departments had been requested to finalise tasks underneath Sagarmala mission.