Published on: July 11, 2021


MARINE AIDS TO NAVIGATION BILL What is in news : The government on 19th July, 2021 had introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha that seeks to repeal the decades old Lighthouse Act of 1927 to make way for shifting to modern aids from lighthouses for marine navigation. Highlights:

  • Bill is very important for developing the entire navigation system of India
  • Aimed at maintenance, development and management of marine aids to navigation around the country.
  • Development of vessel traffic services for enhancing the efficiency and safety of shipping, marking of wrecks in general waters to indicate sunken or stranded vessels for safe navigation and to protect the environment
  • Development of heritage lighthouses across the nation.