The state government of Odisha has sent a proposal to the center asking it to consider development of riverine ports on the river Mahanadi in Jagatsinghpur district of the state.
According to a official release, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) which is spearheading the exercise of expanding the inland waterways network in the country, has received Stage-I Feasibility Study Report on the 425 kms. stretch of river Mahanadi (National Waterway – 64) which it had commissioned separately. After examination of this report, IWAI has now awarded preparation of Stage-II Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 98 kms. stretch on National Waterway -64 from Paradip to Cuttack.