By Nitesh Jindal, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.
Jal Marg Vikas Project (JMVP) is a capacity augmentation project of navigation on National Waterway -1 (Allahabad-Haldia stretch of the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hoogly River system). NW-1 is an inland waterway passing through the States of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal covering major cities like Kolkata, Patna, Howrah, Allahabad, Varanasi, etc. It is an ambitious project on river Ganga, the sole responsibility of development and regulation of which, has been given to the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI). Continue reading