Govt. Aims To Install Solar and Wind Power Systems at All Major Ports: PM Modi

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while inaugurating ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’ through video-conferencing said that the Government is in the process of installing solar and wind-based power systems at all the major ports across the country and aims to increase usage of renewable energy to more than 60% of total energy by 2030 in three phases.

March 02, 2021. By News Bureau

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while inaugurating ‘Maritime India Summit 2021’ through video-conferencing said that the Government is in the process of installing solar and wind-based power systems at all the major ports across the country and aims to increase usage of renewable energy to more than 60% of total energy by 2030 in three phases.

The PM was speaking at the summit attended by Minister of Transport of Denmark, Benny Englebrecht, Chief Ministers of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, Union Ministers: Dharmendra Pradhan and Mansukh Mandaviya.

In line with the Government of India’s Vision of New India by 2030, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has rolled out the draft Blue Economy policy in February 2021, inviting suggestions and inputs from various stakeholders. The first global conference on the Sustainable Blue Economy was held on 26-28 November 2018 in Nairobi Kenya.

The government has initiated holistic development of island infrastructure and ecosystem. We are keen to promote the use of renewable energy in the maritime sector, Prime Minister further added.

The Prime Minister concluded with an exhortation to the global investors “India’s long coastline awaits you. India’s hardworking people await you. Invest in our ports. Invest in our people. Let India be your preferred trade destination. Let Indian ports be your port of call for trade and commerce.”

There are nearly 199 ports, including 12 major ports that handle approximately 1,400 million tons of cargo each year. In addition to that, India has a long coastline of 7,517 km covering nine states and two union territories – with an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 2.02 million sq. km.

The Prime Minister informed that the Ministry of Port Shipping and Waterways has created a list of 400 investable projects. These projects have an investment potential of $ 31 billion or Rs 2.25 lakh crores. Talking about the Maritime India Vision 2030, The Prime Minister said It outlines the priorities of the Government.

 

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