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Reforming the Indian Port Sector

Afaq Hussain

Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies, 2018, vol. 10, issue 1-3, 73-84

Abstract: The port sector is a strong driver of economic and regional development and national integration to world markets. In the case of India, the port sector has played a vital role in sustaining growth in the country’s trade and commerce. However, the growth of trade and subsequent maritime traffic has fast outpaced the development of port infrastructure in India. Against the background of government initiatives in this sector, the objective of this article is to contextualize the importance of port sector development, specifically the impact that improvements in infrastructure quality can have on India’s global trade. This article also highlights the challenges that need to be addressed in order to achieve the vision of a reformed and effective Indian port sector, as well as the importance of involving private players in port development in India through public–private partnership (PPP) projects.

Keywords: Infrastructure; trade; ports; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1177/0974910118802661

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