About the Author
R.M. Nair was Member (Technical) of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) in the Ministry of Shipping from 1995 to 2005.
He has been instrumental in formulating major policy initiatives in the Indian Inland Water Transport (IWT) Sector, including the IWT Action Plan (1994), and the IWT Vision 2020 (1998), both of which contributed to the Government of India IWT Policy of 2001.
He is a member of the Sub-Group on IWT of the National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC). He is a graduate from the University of Kerala and a specialist in hydrography from the National Institute of Hydrography, Goa.