Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File Photo/PIB)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5, 2022, recalled India’s glorious maritime history on National Maritime Day.
Stating the importance of the maritime sector towards India’s economic growth, he said that in the last 8 years Government of India has focussed on port-led development which is essential for economic growth and building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
He also emphasized that the Government of India is taking adequate care to ensure the marine ecosystem and diversity.
In a thread of tweets, the Prime Minister said: “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.”
“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.” (Press Release)