Dharmendra reviews Sagarmala projects in Odisha


New Delhi: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday reviewed 46 Sagarmala projects being implemented in Odisha at a cost of Rs 57,379 crores.

The Minister took the review meeting on Sagarmala projects in Odisha with officials of Shipping Ministry and Paradip Port chairman.

“These projects, which are focused on port modernisation, port connectivity, port-led industrialisation and coastal community development will transform Odisha’s coastline into an epicentre of economic development and international value chains,” said Pradhan.

“Happy to note that 14 projects worth Rs 5,006 crores have already been completed while 22 projects worth Rs 33,254 crores are under implementation and 10 projects worth Rs 19,059 are under development,” he tweeted.

“I am also happy to learn that Rs 5 crores has already been released by @shipmin_india to the Fisheries Department, Government of Odisha for the new fishing harbour at Chandipur in Balasore district, which is being setup with an investment of Rs 50 crores,” he said.

The Minister said the new fishing harbour will go a long way in improving the livelihood of the fishing community of Chandipur and nearby areas thereby contributing to PM Narendra Modi’s dream of bringing about a Blue Revolution in Odisha.