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Analyse the features of the Inland Vessels Bill 2021 in the development of Inland waterways in India.

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

6. Analyse the features of the Inland Vessels Bill 2021 in the development of Inland waterways in India. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

Last week, Parliament passed a new law that will bring uniformity in the rules and regulations governing inland waterways and navigation on them.

Key Demand of the question:

Analyse the features of the Inland Vessels Bill 2021 in the development of Inland waterways in India.

Directive:

AnalyzeWhen asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 replaces the century-old Inland Vessels Act, 1917. One of the key things the new Bill seeks to do is bring all inland waterways in India and movement of vessels on them for any purpose under a central regulatory regime.

Body:

The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021 replaces the Inland Vessels Act, 1917. It seeks to bring all inland waterways in India and movement of vessels on them for any purpose under a central regulatory regime.

The Bill defines mechanically propelled vessels as ships, boats, sailing vessels, container vessels, and ferries. The Centre will frame classification, standards of design, construction, and crew accommodation.

Discuss its contributions to Inland waterways.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.