With the implementation of acts and reform steps, India will considerable see a rise in the ship recycling yards and safety of the yards men.
Acquiring nearly 60% of the global ship recycling sector, the industry is foreseen to be the core destination for recycling of the ships. As per Union Minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, the contribution of the recycling motive would be highly beneficial.
The probability of reaching USD 2.2 billion could enhance the country’s GDP when all the necessary factors are into play. He further infused the information of the world’s biggest shipyard is all set to enhance and increase the number of ships in recycling.
With the implementation of Recycling of Ships Act, 2019, there is a transformation seen in the Indian ship industry. Out of 1000, only 300 ships were recycled in India. Developed countries like Europe, the US and Japan restrained their ship recycling in India. The Recycling of Ships Act ratifies the Hong Kong convention. Promoting a global eco-friendly approach in the recycling of the ships. Not only this, but this act also encourages for the safety and security of the yard workers.
Union Minister stated in an interview how other countries restrain itself of sending their ships to India. On one hand, India, Pakistan and China recycle around 90% of the worldwide ships. The share of India is nearly 30 percent which could rise if the developed countries mark their ships in India.
Entitled to be “a hallmark moment in the Indian maritime history”, Mandaviya appreciates PM Modi’s government towards making Indian economy enhanced to USD 5 trillion. With such an Act, the brand value of ship recycling yards will be enhanced gradually. Important location ports are – Alang in Gujarat, Kolkata Port, Mumbai port and Azhikkal in Kerala.
Through the Recycling of Ships Act, the country will be able to garner almost 10 percent of India’s secondary steel through the recycling process. Also, there will be a rise in seafarers as India has more percentage in terms of the other countries.
Diligent efforts curated an improvement of 45 per cent in the number of Indian seafarers, rising the number from 1.43 lakh in 2016 to 2.08 lakh in 2018. As per the Shipping Ministry official, the government is taking steps towards the improvement in the operational efficiency of ports.
Six new ports will be built as per the National Perspective Plan for Sagarmala. The cargo volume is taken care of by India’s top 12 ports has risen to 46.07 million tonnes in the period of April-November 2019. India’s 12 major ports have handled nearly 60 percent of India’s total cargo traffic as well.