Ministry of Shipping Organized the 17th Meeting of MSDC

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Ministry of Shipping organized the 17th Meeting of Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) in New Delhi on 15 October. The Ministry Of Shipping announced that it is to introduce a plan to develop a National Grid for Ports based on a synergy between the Major and Minor ports in the country. The plan will be developed with six months. The MSDC meeting was chaired by Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS (I/C) for Shipping and MoS Chemical and Fertilizers. Highlights: ♦ Among 204 Minor ports, only 44 are functional. The Ministry of Shipping plans to revive the Minor ports. ♦ Government plans to develop synergy between the Major and Minor ports. It aims to bring port-led development in the country. ♦ The government also plans to expand the port capacity through the implementation of well-conceived infrastructure development projects. This will increase the efficiency of port operations. ♦ The implementation of the project aims to eliminate the human interface and to address environment-related concerns strongly. ♦ The MInistry also aims to develop guidelines for inland waterways barges. This will permit the barges of different states to move seamlessly in coastal waters. MSDC: MSDC is the advisory body that ensures the development of the Maritime sector. It was established in May 1997. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It functions under the Ministry of Shipping. The Minister responsible is Minister responsible Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya.  It aims to integrated the development of Major and Minor Ports. It monitors the development of minor ports, captive ports, and private ports in the Maritime States.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today Ministry of Shipping organized the 17th Meeting of Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) in New Delhi on 15 October. The Ministry Of Shipping announced that it is to introduce a plan to develop a National Grid for Ports based on a synergy between the Major and Minor ports in the country. The plan will be developed with six months. The MSDC meeting was chaired by Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS (I/C) for Shipping and MoS Chemical and Fertilizers. Highlights: ♦ Among 204 Minor ports, only 44 are functional. The Ministry of Shipping plans to revive the Minor ports. ♦ Government plans to develop synergy between the Major and Minor ports. It aims to bring port-led development in the country. ♦ The government also plans to expand the port capacity through the implementation of well-conceived infrastructure development projects. This will increase the efficiency of port operations. ♦ The implementation of the project aims to eliminate the human interface and to address environment-related concerns strongly. ♦ The MInistry also aims to develop guidelines for inland waterways barges. This will permit the barges of different states to move seamlessly in coastal waters. MSDC: MSDC is the advisory body that ensures the development of the Maritime sector. It was established in May 1997. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It functions under the Ministry of Shipping. The Minister responsible is Minister responsible Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya.  It aims to integrated the development of Major and Minor Ports. It monitors the development of minor ports, captive ports, and private ports in the Maritime States. https://ift.tt/32lOmED

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