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:
- An urge has been made to the global players and domestic private investors to make India “the preferred investment destination”.
- The port capacity has increased from 870 Million Tons to 1550 Million tons between 2014 to 2020.
- Till now, for developing 7,500 Kilometre coastlines, 400 projects have been undertaken under Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
- The government aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030 which are cost-effective and eco-friendly option.
- 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.
- 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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