Sarbananda Sonowal, India’s Union Minister, emphasized the contribution of the country’s seafarers in making India self-reliant, and keeping the global supply chain operational during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (PSW) achieved a new landmark on Tuesday with the motor vessel dubbed (MV) Ram Prasad Bismil. It secured its position as the longest vessel to sail on river Brahmaputra.
Prime Minister Of India said Unified Logistic Interface Platform- ULIP which is being adapted by the various government departments also needed the involvement of private sector.
As per the Maritime India Vision-2030 published by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the global downturn in the shipbuilding industry significantly impacted the Indian shipyards and India’s share in the Global markets has declined to less than 1%.
In order to achieve the objective of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a scheme to provide Rs.1624 crore over five years as a subsidy to Indian Shipping companies in global tenders floated by Ministries and CPSEs
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has compiled the draft guidelines for technical specifications of floating structures, with a vision to set up and deploy world-class floating infrastructure all along the coastline and issued the same for public consultation.
In pursuance of ‘Make in India’ policy of the Government of India, the Ministry of Shipping has reviewed the ROFR (Right of First Refusal) licensing conditions for chartering of vessels/Ships through a tender process for all types of requirements.
A step towards bolstering the revival of Indian Ship building and a big move towards AatmaNirbhar (Self-Reliant) Shipping in AatmaNirbhar (Self-Reliant) Bharat.
Ministry of Shipping has facilitated more than 1,00,000 crew change on Indian ports and through charter flights. It is the highest number of crew changes in the world.