National Maritime Heritage Complex

Context: An MoU was signed during the meeting with the Ministry of Defence (Indian Navy & Coast Guard) towards development of a Naval gallery: “The Journey of Indian Navy & Coast Guard” inside NMHC complex. About National Maritime Heritage Complex (NHMC):
  • NMHC is located in the historic Indus Valley civilization region of Lothal (Gujarat).
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • Purpose:
    • To highlight the robust maritime history and vibrant coastal tradition of our country.
    • To uplift the image of India’s Maritime Heritage in the international forum.
    • To develop a centre for learning and understanding India’s diverse maritime history.
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 4500 crore
  • Funding Source: Public and Private institutes, organisations and CSR. The Major Ports of India are contributing a fund of Rs. 209 crore.
  • Features:
    • It will consist of a maritime museum, lighthouse museum, maritime theme parks, amusement park centres.
    • Lothal mini recreation to recreate Harappan architecture and lifestyle.
    • Memorial theme park, Maritime and Navy theme park, Climate theme park, and Adventure and Amusement theme park.
    • Coastal states pavilion displaying the diverse maritime heritage of states and UTs
News Source: pib
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