PM Modi said that India is aiming to develop 78% of maritime tourism landmarks

PM Modi said that India is aiming to develop 78% of maritime tourism landmarks

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressing at the inauguration of the ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on March 02, 2021.

On Monday after inaugurating Maritime India Summit 2021 through video conferencing, PM Narendra Modi said that his government is planning to invest in port and waterways infrastructure and the Ministry of Port Shipping and Waterways has already chalked out a list of 400 investable projects.

Speaking about the coastlines of India, PM Modi further stated that the coastlines here have potential tourism hubs and the Indian Government is planning to develop landmark destinations around the lighthouses and the country has around 189 lighthouses across its vast coastlines.

“We have drawn up a program for developing tourism in the land adjacent to 78 lighthouses. The key objective of this initiative is to enhance the development of the existing lighthouses and its surrounding areas into unique maritime tourism landmarks.” Said PM during the video conferencing.

The PM also spoke about environmental transportation and tourism where he stated that the government is on the plan to operationalize 23 waterways by 2030.

In the conference, the PM also announced the steps that are being taken by the government to develop contemporary water transport systems in prime coastal areas which include cities like Kochi, Mumbai, it also includes coastal regions of Gujarat, Goa, etc.

“Ours is a Government that is investing in waterways in a way that was never seen before. We aim to operationalize 23 waterways by 2030,” said the PM.

The PM also invited the world to visit India and be a part of the country’s growth and during the conference and the country is now fast emerging as a leading blue economy of the world.

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