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Context: Recently, Parliament passed a new Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 law that will bring uniformity in the rules and regulations that govern the inland waterways and navigation in India. The new bill will replace the century-old Inland Vessels Act, 1917.
Key features of the Bill
Inland waters, for the purpose of inland navigation, include any–
It also deals with pollution control measures of Inland Vessels.
Need of the bill
Criticism of the bill
Inland Water Transport in India
Note: The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) is implementing the Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) for capacity augmentation of navigation on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of Ganga (part of NW-1) with the technical and financial assistance of the World Bank.
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