National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC)

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Overview:

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recently reviewed the progress work of the Project of National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) developing at Lothal in Gujarat, by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW)in collaboration with Government of Gujarat.

About National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC):

  • The Rs.3500 crore project is being built at the historic Indus Valley Civilization region of Lothal in Gujarat under the Sagarmala Scheme of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • NMHC is to be developed as a first of its kind in the country dedicated to the legacy of Maritime Heritage of India, to showcase India’s rich and diverse maritime glory. 

Lothal:

  • Lothal was one among the prominent cities of the traditional Harappan civilization dating to 2400 BC, located in Gujarat, a crucial western state of India.
  • It is located along the Bhogava river, a tributary of Sabarmati, in the Gulf of Khambat.
  • Archaeological excavations have discovered the oldest man-made dockyard, over 5000 years old, in Lothal.

 


Source : PIB