New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for making the country self-sufficient in the maritime sector, saying that due to the vast coastal terrain, there is a huge potential for development in the marine production area, so there is a dire need to use them with full potential. Inaugurating a three-day ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’ video conference here on Tuesday, Modi said that Indian civilizations have flourished on the country’s vast seashores, which has given our rich maritime history to the beaches for thousands of years. This tradition has been kept connected with the world, so this tradition now needs to be made more prosperous with full force.
The Prime Minister said that his government is working towards making the country self-sufficient through the full use of marine products and for this, the marine areas are being developed at a rapid pace. In this order, projects like Sagarmala were started in 2016, through which the ports are being developed rapidly by running ambitious plans to connect the ports with the terrain. In the Maritime Sector, several schemes are underway to make the country self-reliant. The Summit is being organized by the Ministry of Shipping and Waterways in which more than 20 thousand delegates from 24 countries are participating. Denmark is the partner country of the conference.
Expert international speakers from 115 maritime zones will participate in the conference. The objective of the program is to promote investment in the maritime sector and make the country self-reliant in the maritime production sector. Modi said that the government is not only emphasizing on the abundant use of marine products, but through this, along with the development of the beaches, employment prospects are also being explored. The government aims to make the country self-sufficient in the maritime sector. The Prime Minister said that the government is also focusing on the construction and repair of ships. Ports are being modernized and this is saving the time of movement of ships.