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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SHIPPING
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2132
ANSWERED ON:  08.03.2018
Transportation of Goods through Waterways
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



SHIPPING be pleased to state:-



(a) the total volume of goods carried by water transport during the last ten years;
(b) whether there has been a decline inthe said volume over a period of time;
(c) if so, the details thereof along with the reasons therefor; and
(d) the remedial measures taken/being taken by the Government in this regard
and also to protect the livelihood of those engaged in the concerned industry?


ANSWER

(a): The total quantity of cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs) since 2008-09 upto January, 2018 is 134.61 million tonnes. The year wise details are given below¬¬:-

(b)to(d):No, Madam. In fact, there has been a gradual increase in the overall quantity of cargo transported on NWs in the last few years.
Cargo transported on National Waterways (NWs)
(in Million Tonnes)
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YEAR NW-1 NW-2 NW-3 NWs in Goa# NWs in Maharashtra# Total
2008-09 1.35 2.18 0.77 - - 4.30
2009-10 1.81 2.11 0.67 - - 4.59
2010-11 1.87 2.16 0.89 - - 4.92
2011-12 3.31 2.41 1.34 - - 7.06
2012-13 2.72 2.43 1.24 - - 6.39
2013-14 3.35 2.48 1.07 - - 6.90
2014-15 5.05 0.52 0.97 - - 6.54
2015-16 6.24 0.60 1.06 - - 7.90
2016-17 4.62 0.61 1.03 15.65 33.29 55.20
2017-18* 2.49 0.48 0.38 6.3 21.16 30.81
Grand Total 134.61
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*Till January, 2018
# Inland Waterways in Goa and Maharashtra were declared as “National Waterways” under the National Waterways Act, 2016 with effect from 12th April, 2016.
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