Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government will introduce the Island vessel bill in the Parliament to ensure safe transportation and trade through Inland waters.

The bill also envisage bringing uniformity in the application of the law relating to the Inland waterways and navigation within the country.

Addressing a press conference Mandaviya said that the union cabinet, headed by Prime minister have endorsed this decision.

The Minister said that for running vessels from one state to another the vessel Owners had to take permission from both the states which was causing problems.

He claimed that under the leadership of the Prime minister, India has operationised 4000 kms long waterways.

The new bill aims to promote economical growth and safe transportation and trade through Inland waterways and bring uniformity in the application of law relating to Inland Waterways and Navigations within the country.

It also seeks to provide for safety of Navigation, protection of life and cargo,and prevention of pollution that may be caused  by use of Inland waterways Navigation vessels.