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   The Minister of State for Shipping and Finance Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that to make use of the complementarity between development of inland water transportation and major ports, under Section 111 of the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963, directions have been issued by the Government on 18th April, 2018 to five Major Port Trusts viz. Paradip, Mormugao, JNPT, New Mangalore and Deendayal to take up development of the National Waterways (NWs) which are located in their vicinity. Details of the NWs allocated to these five Major Ports are:-

  1. New Mangalore Port Trust




National Waterway No. Length (KM)  Details of Waterways
1 National Waterway 51 23 Kabini River
2 National Waterway 43 10 Gurupur River
3 National Waterway 52 53 Kali River
4 National Waterway 74 79 Netravathi River
5 National Waterway 90 29 Sharavati River
6 National Waterway 41 112 Ghataprabha River
7 National Waterway 67 94 Malaprabha River
8 National Waterway 104 232 Tungabhadra River
9 National Waterway 21 139 Bheema River


  1.    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust


National Waterway No. Length (KM)  Details of Waterways
1 National Waterway 10 45 Amba River
2 National Waterway 11 99 Arunavati-Aran River
3 National Waterway 28 45 Dabhol Creek-Vashisti River
4 National Waterway 53 145 Kalyan-Thane-Mumbai Waterway Vasai Creek Ulhas River
5 National Waterway 70 245 Manjara River
6 National Waterway 72 59 Nag River
7 National Waterway 78 262 Penganga-Wardha River
8 National Waterway 85         31 Revdanda Creek- Kundalika River
9 National Waterway 89        46 Bankot Creek – Savitri River
10 National Waterway 100       436 Tapi River
11 National Waterway 109      166 Wainganga-Pranahita River


  1.    Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla)


National Waterway No. Length (KM)  Details of Waterways
1. National Waterway 66 248 Mahi River
2. National Waterway 73 227 Narmada River
3. National Waterway 100 436 Tapi River
4. National Waterway 48 590 Jawai-Luni rivers and Rann of  Kutch
5. National Waterway 63 327 Luni River


  1. Paradip Port Trust
Sl. No. National Waterway No. Length (KM)  Details of Waterways
1. National Waterway 5


332 Brahmani- Kharsua – Tantighai- PanduaNala- DedheiNala- KaniDhamra- river System, Geonkhali- Charbatia Stretch of East Coast canal, Charbatia- Dhamra Stretch of Matai River and Mahanadi Delta Rivers
2. National Waterway 96 314 Subarnrekha River
3. National Waterway 14 49 Baitarni River
4. National Waterway 64 425 Mahanadi River stretch from Paradip to Cuttack.


  1. Mormugao Port Trust
Sl. No. National Waterway No. Length (KM)  Details of Waterways
1. National Waterway 68 41 Mandovi River
2. National Waterway 27 17 Cumberjua River
3. National Waterway 111 50 Zuari River
4. National Waterway 25 33 Chapora River
5. National Waterway 71 27 Mapusa River


The Major Ports will undertake the development of National Waterways through release of grants by the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

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