Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, “The Ministry of Shipping is being renamed as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.”
Speaking at the inauguration of Ro-Pax Ferry service in Gujarat on Sunday, PM Modi said, “Work is being done so that the country’s sea area emerges as an important part of Atmanirbhar Bharat. To boost the government effort, one more big step is being taken.”
“Now, the Ministry of Shipping is being renamed as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways,” he said.
“It (the ministry) is being expanded. In developed economies, in most places, the shipping ministry also takes care of ports and waterways. In India, the shipping ministry does a lot of work-related to port and waterway. The clarity in the name will also bring about clarity in work,” it said.