Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2021
In the course of new legislation, the Ministry had circulated the draft Indian Ports Bill 2020 for seeking inputs from all stakeholders viz. State Governments, State Maritime Boards, major ports, General Public etc. The feedback/ suggestions on the draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020 as received from the concerned stakeholders were carefully examined by this Ministry and suitably incorporated in the draft Indian Ports Bill, 2021.
The present version of the Indian Ports Bill, 2021 has also been circulated to all stakeholders to provide comments. The draft of the Bill was also discussed in Maritime State Development Council (MSDC) meeting held on 24.06.2021. Comments of some of the State Government is still awaited. The proposed legislation is still under consultative stage.
This information was given by Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shantanu Thakur in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 26 July, 2021.