In accordance with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for augmenting people’s participation and transparency in the governance, Ministry of Shipping has issued the draft of Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020 for suggestions from the stakeholders and general public.

Government has decided to amend the Ship breaking code 2013 to address issues like disposal of radioactive materials and oil spills.

The Policy Guidelines formulated for land management will provide the necessary regulatory framework for land allotment and other Port specific practice like waterfront charges/way-leave permissions etc. The endeavour of the Policy is to enable the Ports to carry out leasing and licensing of Port land in a transparent manner. Read full text.