Maritime State Development Council
The Maritime State Development Council is an apex body set up in May 1997 to support the development India’s maritime sector and ensure integrated development major and new minor ports. It monitors development of minor ports, captive ports and private ports in the maritime states and assesses the infrastructure needs like roads, railways etc.
Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways organised the 18th meeting of the Maritime State Development Council recently. The meeting focused on issues related to the overall progress of the maritime sector. It also discussed the need for the “Indian Port Bill 2021”.