The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) came into existence on 27th October 1986 for development and regulation of inland waterways for shipping and navigation. The Authority primarily undertakes projects for development and maintenance of IWT infrastructure on national waterways through grant received from Ministry of Shipping. The head office of the Authority is at Noida. The Authority also has its regional offices at Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati and Kochi and sub-offices at Allahabad, Varanasi, Farakka, Sahibganj, Haldia, Swroopganj, Hemnagar, Dibrugarh, Dhubri, Silchar, Kollam, Bhubaneshwar and Vijayawada.
India has about 14,500 km of navigable wat...
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) was established in the year 1986. Since then, it has been continuously trying to establish itself as progressive and modern organisation. With renewed focus on waterways as supplementary mode of eco-friendly modal transport, IWAI has extended its activities since 2014.
Government has focused emphasis on development of Inland Waterways as part of an integrated transport network system to realize the untapped potential of waterway...
SHRI SARBANANDA SONOWAL
2001-2004 Member, Assam Legislative Assembly
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha Member, Committee on Commerce
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