Maritime India Summit 2021
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Defence and Security
- Indian Prime Minister recently inaugurated the ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’.
Key highlights of the summit
- The Maritime India Vision 2030 outlines the priorities of the Government.
- Capacity of major ports has increased from 870 million tonnes (2014) to 1550 million tonnes.
- Mega ports with world class infrastructure are being developed in Vadhavan, Paradip and Deendayal Port in Kandla.
- India aims to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030.
- India has 189 lighthouses across its vast coastline.
- It has formulated a programme for developing tourism in the land adjacent to 78 lighthouses.
- Steps are being taken to introduce urban water transport systems in key states and cities such as Kochi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Goa.
- To encourage domestic shipbuilding, approval has been given to the Shipbuilding Financial Assistance Policy for Indian Shipyards.
- The Ministry of Port Shipping and Waterways has created a list of 400 investable projects having investment potential of $ 31 billion.
- The Sagar-Manthan: Mercantile Marine Domain Awareness Centre has been launched.
- It is an information system for enhancing maritime safety, search and rescue capabilities, security and marine environment protection.
- Government is in the process of installing solar and wind-based power systems at all the major ports across the country.
- It aims to increase usage of renewable energy to more than 60% of total energy by 2030 in three phases across Indian ports.