India’s 12 National Waterways operations hold 72,31 MT of cargo per year: Mansukh Mandaviya

India’s 12 National Waterways operations hold 72,31 MT of cargo per year: Mansukh Mandaviya

Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya, told Lok Sabha on Thursday that the country’s 12 operating national waterways now carry 72,31 metric tons of cargo each year and that the government spent 526,80 crore on establishing NWs across the country in 2019-20.

“To encourage inland water transportation in the country as an economic, environmentally friendly additional mode of transportation to rail and road, 111 inland waterways (including 5 previously designated National Waterways) were declared ‘ National Waterways ‘ under the National Waterways Act, 2016,” the release states.

 

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