Government of India plans to develop an eastern grid with 5,000 km of navigable waterways

The government of India is planning to develop an eastern grid with 5,000 km of navigable waterways, which will connect neighbouring countries including Bangladesh and Myanmar. Moreover, it will deepen eastern India’s trade with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. The government is also keen to create opportunity via an economic corridor of 3,500 km connecting Northeast India with the rest of the country, via Bangladesh. As per reports, the eastern grid can unlock a multilateral trade potential of $49 billion as the government remains committed to accelerate growth in eastern India.