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Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways in India is a crucial government department responsible for comprehensive policy formation and program management of the sectors pertaining to ports (major ports), shipping, and inland waterways in the country. With its primary objective to facilitate maritime trade and transportation, the ministry plays a pivotal role in enhancing India's connectivity with the global economy and promoting sustainable development in the maritime sector.

Under the headship of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, India has witnessed significant advancements in its port infrastructure, ensuring efficient handling of cargo and promoting seamless trade operations. The ministry focuses on the development of major ports, including modernization, expansion, and implementation of state-of-the-art technologies to enhance operational efficiency. It also plays a crucial role in promotion of coastal shipping and inland water transport, aiming to optimize usage ofother modesandminimise carbon emissions. With its comprehensive policies and initiatives, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways aims to position India as a leading maritime nation, fostering economic growth, job creation, and international trade.