Maritime sector scaled new heights in last 8 years: PM

New Delhi, April 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the maritime sector has scaled new heights under his government in the last eight years, and highlighted the significance of this sector towards economic growth of the country on the occasion of ‘National Maritime Day’. In a series of Tweets, the Prime Minister wrote, “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.” Modi further said in the last eight years, the Central government has focussed on port-led development including expanding port capacities and making the existing systems even more efficient. Waterways are being harnessed to ensure Indian products get access to new markets, he said. The PM said the Government is leveraging the maritime sector for economic progress and building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self Reliant India). The Centre is also taking adequate care to ensure the marine eco-system and diversity which India is proud of is safeguarded, he added. DS ACL0901

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