Maritime India Summit 2021

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  • March 4, 2021
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Maritime India Summit 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Defence and Security

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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.

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