Sonowal deliberates on making India Atmanirbhar in maritime

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on Sunday commenced its Chintan Shivir in Munnar, Kerala, to determine the targets and deliberate upon the ideas of making India Atmanirbhar in maritime, according to an official statement.

Chaired and inaugurated by Ports, Shipping & Waterways Ministry Sarbananda Sonowal, the minister during the shivir emphasised the ministry’s goal to educate and create awareness among the common people by highlighting the impact of the maritime sector in simple language and how it impacts the lives of the common people.

The conference at the shivir held sessions with the HoDs of the major ports focused on the innovative ideas of the ports, lighthouse tourism and how to become a global player in shipbuilding and enhance India’s tonnage.

Various organisations also participated in the conference and shared their valuable insights, paving its way for informed decision-making and effective implementation strategies.

As per the official statement, the day two of the Shivir will be centred around cargo handling by Major Ports, improving and optimizing port call procedures, digitalization and standardization, Inland waterways and coastal shipping enhancing cargo and good governance.

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