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Union Budget 2019: Will the Ganges become a key trade route?

Updated : July 05, 2019 02:24 PM IST

The first few minutes of finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget speech saw a clear focus on the government’s apparent intent to develop the river Ganges as a key inland waterway, for trade.
In keeping with this plan, Sitharaman announced that a multi-modal cargo terminal at Varanasi had turned fully functional in November 2018, in order to enhance the potential of cargo movement along the Ganges.
Union Budget 2019: Will the Ganges become a key trade route?

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