The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill 2021 was recently introduced in Lok Sabha
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The bill was moved by the Ministers of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya.
The proposed legislation encompasses a major shift from lighthouses to modern aids of navigation.
It proposes to incorporate the global best practices , technological developments and India’s International Obligations in the field of marine navigation.
Aim of the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill :
The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha with the aim of repealing the colonial Lighthouse Act, 1927.
It provides to power the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships ( DGLL ) by providing the additional power and functions.
This bill amis to regulates state of the art technologies of maritime navigation.
It also provides for identification and development of heritage lighthouses.
This initiative is part of the proactive approach which was adopted by Ministry of shipping by repealing the archaic colonial laws and replacing them with the modern and contemporary needs in the maritime industry.