The statement has been made by the Prime minister in “Maritime India Summit 2021” which took  place recently virtually. 

Some of the key points from this summit are: 

  1. An urge has been made to the global players and domestic private investors to make India “the preferred investment destination”.
  2. The port capacity has increased from 870 Million Tons to 1550 Million tons between 2014 to 2020.
  3. Till now, for developing 7,500 Kilometre coastlines, 400 projects have been undertaken under Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  4. The government aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030 which are cost-effective and eco-friendly option.
  5. Developing tourist destinations around the lighthouses in the coastal areas. 6. Introducing urban water transport systems in Kochi, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Goa. 7. Encouragement towards domestic ship building.
  6. Development of domestic ship-recycling industry which will create wealth from waste.

Implementation of all these initiatives will boost India’s maritime industry significantly in the  coming days.

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