MoPSW Sarbananda Sonowal announces ‘Panch Karma Sankalp’

Published on May 24, 2023
Current Context: MoPSW Sarbananda Sonowal is the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India. He recently announced five major initiatives collectively named as ‘Panch Karma Sankalp‘ focusing on green shipping and digitization of the ports during the culmination of MoPSW’s second Chintan Shivir held in Munnar, Kerala.
MoPSW Sarbananda Sonowal announces ‘Panch Karma Sankalp’
The initiatives are:
    • Green Ports: To promote the use of renewable energy sources and reduce carbon footprint at ports.
    • Green Shipping: To encourage the adoption of low-carbon fuels and technologies for ships and vessels.
    • Digital Ports: To leverage digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and internet of things for enhancing port efficiency and transparency.
    • Port Community System: To create a single-window platform for port users and stakeholders to access various port services and information.
    • Maritime Cluster: To foster innovation and collaboration among maritime stakeholders such as shipbuilders, service providers, and research institutions.
  • These initiatives are aimed at transforming the ports and shipping sector into a modern, sustainable, and competitive one.


Q.1 What is the name of the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways of India?
a. Shri Shripad Naik
b. Shri Shantanu Thakur
c. Shri Sudhansh Pant
d. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal

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