NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal chaired a mid-term review meeting on Friday in Delhi, where top officials of the Ministry participated in the deliberations.
The meeting was held to determine a comprehensive approach towards swift and smooth execution of the ‘PM Maritime Amritkaal Vision’ with the ultimate goal of making India the global maritime leader by 2047.
As per the Ministry of Ports, Shiping and Waterways, major programmes of the Ministry including its flagship programme Sagarmala as well as other prominent programmes, were reviewed. The meeting also inquired about the progress of 162 projects with an investment outlay of Rs 1 trillion.
The Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism, Shripad Naik as well as the Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shantanu Thakur also participated in the deliberations along with the top officials of major Indian ports, various PSUs, as well as other senior officials of the ministry.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “India is standing at an extremely important stage towards becoming a global leader of the maritime sector. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maritime Amritkaal Vision 2047 was launched exactly a month ago at the Global Maritime India Summit (GMIS) in Mumbai.”
“The document is a manifestation of Modi’s vision towards enabling India’s ports, empowering the shipping sector and rejuvenating waterways with an ultimate goal of turning India into a global power in the maritime sector,” he said.
“We are working to make our ports break into the top 25 ports of the world. We must stick to the ‘Panch Karma Sankalp’ while aiming to execute the letter and spirit of the Vision Document towards realising the goal of India becoming the global leader in the maritime sector by 2047,” Sonowal added.
The meeting opens up an opportunity to review the holistic progress made under the ‘Panch Karma Sankalp’ announced during the ‘Chintan Shivir’ in May 2023. It is to be noted that during Chintan Shivir 2023, Sonowal promised to review mid-year targets and he acted upon his promise. (ANI)