Grand Plans, Many Questions: A Status Review of the National Inland Waterways Program

With the National Waterways Act, 2016, India has a total of 111 National Inland Waterways declared on almost all major rivers, creeks, estuaries of the country. Five years after the program to develop the National Waterways for large scale commercial shipping and navigation was launched, Manthan reviews the progress made (before the outbreak of Covid-19), assesses the extent to which the government has delivered on the claims and promises, and presents the impacts on the environment and the people  through this report titled “Grand Plans, Many Questions : A Status Review of Claims, Progress and Impacts of the National Inland Waterways Program“.


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Report published in March 2021