Port monetisation drive delayed due to security clearance

01 Jun 2022

Centre’s ambitious drive for port monetisation has gotten off to a rocky start with the MoPSW (Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways) being able to award projects worth 14 per cent of the total target amount in 2021-22. It has been able to monetise three projects worth Rs.10 bn, falling short of the target of Rs.69.24 bn from the 13 projects for this fiscal year. The national monetisation pipeline for ports encompasses nine of the country’s 12 major ports. The projects have been processed but yet to get security clearance from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs since the projects fall in strategic areas.

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