Recommendations on infra, policies, tax for cruise tourism soon: shipping secretary

Recommendations on infra, policies, tax for cruise tourism soon: shipping secretary

Shipping secretary Rajive Kumar speaks in an interview on India’s ambitious Sagarmala programme, boosting cruise tourism and updating laws.

India is working on an ambitious Sagarmala programme to build ports along its 7,517km coast as well as a plan to operationalize 111 inland waterways.

In an interview, secretary in the ministry of shipping, Rajive Kumar, a 1981-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Administrative Service officer, talks about boosting cruise ship tourism, investment of Rs 8 trillion till 2035 under Sagarmala and updating the Inland Vessels Act to address boat mishaps. Kumar also speaks about radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and installing scanners at 12 major ports to improve ease of doing business.

News Source: www.livemint.com

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