National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Union Shipping Ministry and Gujarat government over the death of five persons allegedly due to gas leakage at Alang ship-breaking yard in the state recently.
Restoring Ganga`s glory and tapping its potential as an internal transport mode along with "full transparency" in the ministry`s functioning lie top on the agenda of Nitin Jairam Gadkari, who assumed charge of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Ministry on Thursday.
The Shipping Ministry supports
the Department of Economic Affairs` move to divest government
equity in state-run Cochin Shipyard, the largest shipping and
ship repair yard in India, a top ministry official said on Tuesday.