The Development Wing which is functioning under Development Advisor (Ports) is an Apex Technical Organisation dealing with the subjects of port development and renders technical advice on matters relating to the development of Major Port Projects, Inland waterways project, Sagarmala projects, Andaman & Lakshadweep Harbour Works (ALHW) and the Dredging Corporation of India, etc. This Wing also renders technical advice to other Ministries in the case of Fishing Harbours and also Maritime State Governments as and when requested regarding Minor Ports.