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Shipping Ministry renamed as Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways

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  • Shipping Ministry renamed, will now be called the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW)

  • As the nomenclature goes, the MoPSW will include shipbuilding and ship-repair industry, ship-breaking, fishing vessels industry, floating craft industry among others

New Delhi: The government has renamed the Ministry of Shipping as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya unveiled the plaque of the Ministry’s new nomenclature on Thursday in New Delhi. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the renaming of the Ministry of Shipping while addressing, through video-conferencing, at the inaugural ceremony of Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat on November 8.

While making this historic announcement, PM Modi had said “Now this Ministry will be known as Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways. It is being expanded. In most of the developed economies, the Shipping Ministry is also responsible for Ports and Waterways. In India, the Shipping Ministry has been doing a lot of work-related to Ports and Waterways. Now with more clarity in the name, more clarity will also come in the work.”

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As soon as the Prime Minister announced the name change, the Ministry swung into action to complete all the related formalities. All the formalities were completed within two working days and the official notification of the name change was published in the Gazette of India on November 10, 2020.

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