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India invests over Rs 5,200 crores in Inland Waterways since 2014

India invests over Rs 5,200 crores in Inland Waterways since 2014

The roadshow on Global Maritime India Summit, 2023 (GMIS) was inaugurated by Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal recently.

Pitching the role of GMIS, 2023, the Union Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal highlighted how the role of inland waterways has evolved as an alternative mode of transportation, especially under the leadership of Prime Minister NarendraModi.

On this occasion, the Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Inland waterways are powering the growth of the Indian economy. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister ShriNarendraModiji, the inland waterways sector has received a tremendous boost as Govt has invested ₹5200 crores since 2014. This is a significant jump of more than 200% in the amount of investment made by the government in a span of 9 years over investments made in the previous 28 years. This drives home the utmost urgency with which the inland waterways is being developed under the Modi Government” 

Highlighting the role of Port led development, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister ShriNarendraModiji, the government aims to bring Indian ports to global standard, facilitating greater industrialisation, manufacturing and ease of doing business.”

The roadshow on Global Maritime India Summit, 2023 was also addressed by Minister of Transport, Fisheries & Excise Department, Govt. of Assam, ParimalSuklabaidya, Minister of Industries & Commerce and Public Enterprises, Cultural Affairs, Govt of Assam, Bimal Borah; Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Mama Natung; MLA & Advisor (Transport and Technical education), Govt. of Nagaland, Temjenmenba; Secretary, MoPSW, T.K. Ramachandran; Chairman, National Shipping Board (NSB), SanjeevRanjan, IAS; Chairman, IWAI, Sanjay Bandopadhyay; among other dignitaries from trade and commerce as well as maritime sector of the region and officials. Following Guwahati, road shows are being planned at Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Varanasi, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.