Today on March 2, 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commenced the Maritime India Summit 2021 during an online webinar. This summit is currently in its second edition. An e-book of India’s Maritime Vision 2030 was also launched by the Prime Minister during the video conference.
According to the Minister of State Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya, this summit was on of the biggest summits in the world and has received and was being attended by 1.7 lakh participants from over 100 nations, Business Standard reported.
Mandaviya said – “In the three day summit, we will have ministers from eight nations, over 50 global CEOs and more than 160 speakers which include 115 international speakers from 24 nations.”
Prime Minister Modi on his official Twitter handle shared the link to the webinar –
Addressing the Maritime India Summit 2021. Watch. https://t.co/uLEPnJFbkO
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 2, 2021
Talking about the growth in output PM Modi said, “The capacity of major ports which was around 870 million tonnes per annum in 2014, has increased to around 1550 million tonnes annually now. This productivity gain not only helps our ports but also boost the overall economy.”
The conference was also attended by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. CMO of Andhra Pradesh (@AndhraPradeshCM) in a tweet said that, “Hon’ble CM attended the inaugural of Maritime India Summit 2021 virtually from the camp office today. The CM invited companies from India & abroad attending the summit, to invest in AP & assured them the best environment to carry out their operations.