Ker­ala Mar­itime Board Bill passed

Maritime Gateway - - News -

The Ker­ala Assem­bly passed the Ker­ala Mar­itime Board Bill, for the bet­ter devel­op­ment of the mar­itime sec­tor. The Bill en­vis­ages devel­op­ment of mi­nor ports, coastal ship­ping and nav­i­ga­tion, which are cur­rently looked af­ter by var­i­ous de­part­ments, in­clud­ing ports, ir­ri­ga­tion, fish­eries and agen­cies like Ker­ala State Mar­itime Devel­op­ment Corp and Ker­ala Ship­ping and In­land Nav­i­ga­tion Corp. The pro­posed Board’s ob­jec­tives in­clude con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tion of mi­nor ports, their con­ser­va­tion and main­te­nance.

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