Maritime sector leveraging economic progress and building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, says PM Modi

April 5th is celebrated as National Maritime Day across the country and is dedicated to the role of maritime trade

April 5th is celebrated as National Maritime Day across the country and is dedicated to the role of maritime trade
April 5th is celebrated as National Maritime Day across the country and is dedicated to the role of maritime trade

In the last 8 years, Indian maritime sector scaled new heights: PM Modi

On Tuesday on the occasion of National Maritime Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “In the last eight years, India’s maritime sector has scaled new heights and contributed to boosting trade and commercial activities.”

April 5 is celebrated as National Maritime Day across the country and is dedicated to the role of maritime trade in the development of the Indian economy and the role of India and its strategic location in global trade.

PM Modi tweeted, “Today, on National Maritime Day we recall our glorious maritime history and highlight the importance of the maritime sector towards India’s economic growth. In the last 8 years, our maritime sector has scaled new heights and contributed to boosting trade and commercial activities.”

He further tweeted, “In the last 8 years the Government of India has focussed on port-led development which includes expanding port capacities and making the existing systems even more efficient. Waterways are being harnessed to ensure Indian products get access to new markets.”

“While we are leveraging the maritime sector for economic progress and building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat, we are also taking adequate care to ensure the marine eco-system and diversity which India is proud of is safeguarded,” Modi said.

Earlier, last month, Prime Minister had launched the e-book of maritime vision 2030, which is aiming to make the Indian maritime industry at par with the top global benchmark in the next 10 years.

While in August 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the UN Security Council debate, which was a first for an Indian Prime Minister. PM Modi had said, “Free maritime trade has been associated with the culture of India since time immemorial… Oceans are our shared heritage and our maritime routes are the lifelines of international trade. These oceans are very important for the future of our planet.”

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