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ବାଣିଜ୍ୟ ଓ ପରିବହନ ବିଭାଗ ଓଡ଼ିଶା ସରକାର

Port Policy

ବାଣିଜ୍ୟ ଏବଂ ପରିବହନ ବିଭାଗ ଭିତର ବ୍ୟାନର

Port Policy

Odisha Port Policy 2022

Government of Odisha has formulated Odisha Port Policy 2022 vide notification no. 3242 on 19th November 2022 for holistic development of maritime ecosystem of Odisha. The key features of the Odisha Port Policy are as follows:

  • Augmentation of Cargo Handling Capacity in Odisha
  • Development of non-major ports and port connectivity infrastructure
  • Development of coastal shipping and inland waterways
  • Port-led development and creation of a maritime ecosystem
  • Technological intervention in maritime sector
  • Sustainable maritime sector development
  • Policy implementation and monitoring process

    Odisha Maritime Board (OMB)

    Odisha Maritime Board (OMB) is being established which will act as a single window agency for development of ports and inland waterways. Odisha Maritime Board be vested with the authority and powers to plan direct and implement the maritime development in the State with private sector participation. The main aims and objectives of the Odisha Maritime Board are as follows;

    • Odisha Maritime Board in consultation with experts will evolve an integrated ‘Maritime Master Plan’.
    • It will have a technical wing to assess the likely new cargo generation from time to time and to look for new investment avenues in the ports and inland waterways.
    • Odisha Maritime Board will evolve an integrated approach covering port and infrastructural development.
    • Odisha Maritime Board will be empowered to receive funds from Government of India. It will be authorized to enter into contacts with consultants, developers and financial institutions. It will enter into MoUs and Concession Agreements with the approval of Government of Odisha.
    • Odisha Maritime Board will be vested with powers to impose, review and modify the existing port charges in the minor ports, subject to approval of the Government.
    • Odisha Maritime Board will be authorized to enter into agreements for capital participation with Government of India Ministers and other major ports, subject to the approval of Government of Odisha.
    • Odisha Maritime Board would undertake “Traffic Studies” to identify the likely cargo from the hinterland states in co-ordination with the Ministries of Government of India, such as, Shipping, Agriculture, Fertilizers, Petroleum, Mines, Steel, Coal, and the Director General of Foreign Trade.
    • Odisha Maritime Board would plan and implement the process of attracting private sector investments in inland waterways in tune with the policies of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.