Coastal Community Development

What are the key projects undertaken as part of coastal tourism development under Sagarmala? Please share details of key projects under coastal tourism.

For promoting tourism in maritime states under Sagarmala, projects have been identified in convergence with Ministry of Tourism and tourism development departments of maritime state governments. Key coastal tourism projects include:

  • Development of Coastal Circuits under Swadesh Darshan Scheme of Ministry of Tourism
  • Development of infrastructure for promoting Cruise tourism
  • Development of lighthouses
  • National Maritime Heritage Museum Complex at Lothal
  • Underwater viewing gallery and restaurant at Beyt Dwarka

Please share details of the fishery development projects under Sagarmala. What is meant by the convergence mode of development for such projects?

Ministry is part-funding fishing harbour projects in convergence with Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DADF). As of 31st March 2018, there are 27 fishing harbor projects (cost: Rs. 4,068 Cr) identified under Sagarmala, 13 projects (cost: Rs. 1,189 Cr) have been funded under Sagarmala.


What are the various aspects covered under the Coastal Community Development part of Sagarmala?

Development of coastal communities through Marine sector related activities like fisheries, maritime tourism and corresponding skill development is an essential objective of the Sagarmala Programme. Development of cruise tourism and lighthouse tourism are other activities which are being actively considered under Sagarmala Programme.

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