Union Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman announces seven port projects worth over Rs 2,000 crore

These projects would be undertaken through public private partnership (PPP) mode, Sitharaman said in her speech in the Lok Sabha

Press Trust of India February 01, 2021 12:58:00 IST
Union Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman announces seven port projects worth over Rs 2,000 crore

File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. ANI

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced seven port projects worth more than Rs 2,000 crore investment.

These projects would be undertaken through public private partnership (PPP) mode, Sitharaman said in her Budget 2021 speech.

The finance minister said that she proposed "seven port projects worth more than Rs 2,000 crore via public private partnership mode".

India has 12 major ports under the control of the central government -- Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), VO Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia).

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