To pursue the vision of ‘Blue Economy’ for India, the flagship ‘Sagarmala’ programme aims to increase port-led development along India’s 7,500-kilometre-long coastline.
It is obvious that an investment of about Rs 850-900 billion would be required for the development of infrastructure along the coastline. Overall, the project is in synchronicity with the contention of many experts that, only ports can drive India’s economic growth. Since without skilled manpower, the mega project cannot meet its desired objective, it is indispensable for the government to start focussing on skills training especially for the youth in the coastal districts (in trades like manufacturing, logistics, fishing and tourism). The Sagarmala project is one which really conjures up to Prime Minister Modi’s vision of building India as a powerful ‘blue economy’.
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