The government is planning to develop 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZs) under its ambitious Sagarmala Programme to promote port-led industrialization, Parliament was told on Thursday.
All maritime states and union territories would be covered under the plan.
“The perspective plans for all 14 CEZs have been prepared in consultation with relevant state governments and Central ministries,” Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
He said port-led industrialization would provide impetus to the “Make in India” initiative and aid job creation.
“Finalization of institutional framework and roadmap for the development of CEZ based on the recommendations of Inter-Ministerial Committee has been taken up,” he said.