16 March 2009

(2007) Bandyopadhyay - IWT — a Challenging Industry in India

D Bandyopadhyay, IWT — a Challenging Industry in India, IE(I) Journal – MR Vol 88, July 2007

IWT — a Challenging Industry in India
D Bandyopadhyay [MERI, Kolkata]

This paper was presented and discussed at the Twentieth National Convention of Marine Engineers held at Visakhapatnam during February 24-25, 2007.


The most efficient and cheaper mode of water transport for bulk commodities is Inland Water Transport (IWT), India has a lot of navigational waterways, but most of them are suffering from so many navigable hazards. In the Ninth Five-year Plan, major emphasis laid down upon IWT. Thrust laid down upon
proper infrastructure find, waterways modernization etc. Inland Waterways Authority of India was set up in the year 1986 for regulation and development of Inland Waterways in the country. The IWT is now governed by so many factors like legal framework, government support, fiscal concessions, foreign
investments regulatory framework etc. The paper is concluded with mentioning different constraints for developing IWT infrastructure and a number of recommendations.

IWT; Ninth Five-year Plan; IWAI; IV Act 1917; Bids

Source :The Institution of Engineers (India)

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