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The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Mr Nitin Gadkari inaugurating the Sagarmala Development Company’s office premises, in New Delhi on December 26, 2016. The Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Mr Rajive Kumar is also seen(PIB Photo)

14 Coastal Economic Zones to Come up Under Sagarmala Program

The Indian Ministry of Shipping has identified 14 Coastal Economic Zones (CEZ) along the coastline under National Perspective Plan (NPP) of Sagarmala Program, said Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Lal Mandaviya in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday (08 Dec 2016).

The CEZ are  spatial economic regions spread over multiple coastal districts with strong port linkage. Within each CEZ, there could be multiple industrial clusters that could contain industrial units with requisite support infrastructure.  The details of  identified CEZs are as under:-


CEZ State Linkage Port Potential Industries
CEZ-1 Gujarat Kandla, Mundra Petrochemicals, Cement, Furniture
CEZ-2 Pipavav, Sikka Apparel, Automotive
CEZ-3 Dahej, Hazira Marine clusters
CEZ-4 Maharashtra


JNPT, Mumbai Power, Electronics, Apparel
CEZ-5 Dighi, Jaigarh, Mormugao Refining, Steel, Food processing
CEZ-6 Karnataka New Mangalore Petrochemicals
CEZ-7 Kerala Cochin Furniture

Tamil Nadu

VOCPT(Tuticorin) Apparel, Refining
CEZ-9 Karaikal Leather processing, Power
CEZ-10 Chennai, Kamarajar(Ennore) and Katupalli Steel, Petrochemicals, Electronics, Shipbuilding
CEZ-11 Andhra Pradesh Krishnapatnam Electronics
CEZ-12 Vizag, Kakinada Food processing, Petrochemicals, Cement, Apparel
CEZ-13 Odisha Paradip, Dhamara Petrochemicals, Marine processing
CEZ-14 West Bengal Kolkata, Haldia Leather processing


Based on the land parcels available in close proximity to a deep draught port and with strong potential for manufacturing, four CEZs have been identified to be taken up in the first phase of development.  These are in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. No special provision regarding tax holiday, employment and extent of investment has been made so far.



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