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Gandhinagar to get National Authority of Ship Recycling

Date: 18 October 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • A National Authority of Ship Recycling will be set up at Gandhinagar to overlook activities related to ship recycling, especially for Alang, which accounts for over 95 percent of the total ships recycled in India.
  • The decision came after the central government notified the Director General of Shipping as the National Authority for Recycling of Ships under Section 3 of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019.
  • DG Shipping will look after sustainable development of ship recycling industry, monitoring the compliance to environment-friendly norms and safety and health measures for stakeholders working in the ship recycling industry.
  • Last year, the Parliament had passed The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 which talked about setting up of a national authority that will monitor all activities related to ship recycling.