National Waterways Bill, 2015 passed in Lok Sabha

The National Waterways Bill, 2015, aimed at developing 101 inland waterways across the country, was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 21, 2015. The bill identifies an additional 101 inland waterways that are to be developed as national waterways across 24 states at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 billion. As of now, there are only five national waterways.