Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates National Technology Center

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Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated the Discovery Campus of the National Technology Center for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IITM, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

An Overview of the News

  • The centre was created under the Sagarmala scheme of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to enable research and development for the maritime sector in India.

  • The centre has world-class capabilities for research and consultancy in all disciplines, including ocean modelling, sediment transport, and port and coastal engineering.

  • The Chennai facility houses 5 state-of-the-art laboratories, covering every aspect of design and development, simulation, analysis and production of marine and marine solutions, in line with the Atma Nirbhar Bharat vision.

  • The centre aims to support Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Atma Nirbhar Bharat vision to make India a self-reliant country in the maritime sector.

  • For FY 22-23, 37 projects worth Rs 2,500 crore have been approved under the Sagarmala program for the development of ports and developing coastal areas to support India's economy.

About Tamil Nadu

Formation -1 November 1956

Capital and largest city - Chennai

Largest Metro - Chennai Metropolitan Region

District - 38

Governor - RN Ravi

Chief Minister -M.K. Stalin (DMK)

Legislative Assembly - Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (234 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 18 seats

Lok Sabha - 39 seats

High Court -Madras High Court

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