Govt has taken various policy decisions & initiatives to increase the share of Indian seafarers at global level: Mansukh Mandaviya

Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways, Chemical and Fertiliser, has said that the number of seafarers in India has seen an unprecedented growth of 42.3 per cent due to various policy level changes brought in by the government in the last four years. From 108,446 seafarers in 2013, India
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The Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources, Mr Nitin Gadkari, has said that the government will make interlinking of rivers a reality. This would fulfil the water needs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Soon after laying the foundation stones for five National Highway improvement works of the state Public
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Seafarers’ union Nautilus International has called into question the UK government’s plans to charter in ships to carry vital supplies in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. The plan is being considered as a contingency measure, but the transport authorities remain optimistic a sensible trade agreement with the EU, UK’s largest source of food imports,
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MUMBAI: The Shipping Ministry will review the cabotage policy next year and introduce changes if Indian shipping lines have been adversely affected in the intervening period, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, said at an event in Mumbai. He was responding to concerns raised by Indian shippers about losing business
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MUMBAI: The Shipping Ministry is planning to undertake projects worth Rs 2.35 lakh crore under the Sagarmala project in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said recently. He said projects worth over Rs 1.50 lakh crore are in various stages of implementation, while the work on remaining Rs 85,000 crore-worth projects is yet to begin. Work
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NEW DELHI: The looming US sanctions on Iran has put the deal for Chabahar Port between India and Iran on the fast-track. The two countries are working on amending the clause that mandates activation of the deal after receiving funding from India. Recently a high level Iranian delegation visited India to discuss issues related to
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NEW DELHI: Exporters have asked the Government to organise the fourth tranche of its special refund fortnight to clear all the dues under the Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime as the pending claims were affecting their cash flow and competitiveness in the global market. “Refund of IGST (Integrated GST) worth Rs. 8,000 crore and
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CHENNAI: NTC Institute of Driver Training & Research, Namakkal along Government of India’s Rural Development Ministry organised a driver licence distribution ceremony (LMV with PSV badge) on October 8, 2018. Nearly 60 beneficiaries were handed over the licences. The training for drivers was held under the aegis of NTC’s Institute under the Mahatma Gandhi National
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Besides announcing a number of measures to shore up the rupee and control the current account deficit (CAD), the government has indicated that it may soon curb non-essential imports. Some of the steps announced following a recent meeting chaired by the Prime Minister to review the state of the economy include scrapping withholding tax on
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WASHINGTON: The US Government’s development Finance Institution OPIC is keen to invest in the development of India’s infrastructure and port sectors, a top US official said recently. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Executive Vice-President David Bohigian, who is visiting India, further said that India is a clearly the anchor of US Government’s Indo-Pacific strategy. OPIC
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