4 Major rivers in J&K declared national waterways: JK govt

The union govt. has declared four major rivers (including Jehlum & Chenab) in Jammu and Kashmir as ‘national waterways’, paving the way for inland navigation on them to boost water transport and tourism. The national waterways will be developed in a phased manner.  The state government was examining the feasibility-cum-detailed project report of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) prepared for inland navigation and construction of terminals across these waterways.