It has come to the notice of Ministry of Shipping that a fake website link with the url: http://sagarmala.org.in/ is being sent through emails to job seekers and other genuine stakeholders of Sagarmala programme.
About Sagarmala Project:
- The Sagarmala Programme is a strategic ₹8.5 trillion (US$120 billion) investment initiative of the Government of India entailing setting up of new mega ports, modernization of India’s existing ports, development of 14 Coastal Employment Zones (CEZs) and Coastal Employment Units, enhancement of port connectivity via road, rail, multi-modal logistics parks, pipelines & waterways and promote coastal community development, resulting in boosting merchandise exports by US$110 billion, and generation of around 10,000,000 direct and indirect jobs.
- The Sagarmala Programme is the flagship programme of the Ministry of Shipping to promote port-led development in the country through harnessing India’s 7,500 km long coastline, 14,500 km of potentially navigable waterways and strategic location on key international maritime trade routes.
- Sagarmala aims to modernize India’s Ports so that port-led development can be augmented, and coastlines can be developed to contribute in India’s growth.
- It is both enabler and beneficiary of other key Government of India schemes, such as Make in India, Bharatmala, Dedicated Freight Corridors, Industrial corridors, Startup India and Standup India.
- The Sagarmala Programme was originally mooted by the National Democratic Alliance (India) Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003 as the maritime equivalent to the Golden Quadrilateral, another project under his government in the roads and highways sector.
- The Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited (IPRCL) was incorporated on 10th July 2015 to undertake the port-rail connectivity projects under Sagarmala Programme.
Mega Ports planned under Sagarmala:
- Paradip Outer Harbour – Odisha
- Sirkazhi – Tamil Nadu
- Enayam – Tamil Nadu
- Belikeri – Karnataka
- Vadhavan – Maharashtra