The Launch of FICCI-KAS Knowledge Report titled Blue Economy - Global Best Practices and Keynote Address by Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan is scheduled to take place on January 17, 2020 at Federation House between 1430-1630 hrs. Registration will commence at 1430 hrs.
Blue Economy encompasses a wide range of economic activities pertaining to sustainable development of resources and assets in the oceans, related rivers, water bodies and coastal regions – in a manner that ensures equity, inclusion, innovation and modern technology. The development of Blue Economy is a high priority for Government of India, given India’s coastline and geo-economic prominence in the Indian Ocean Region.
Blue Economy partnerships in PPP mode and with international entities shall therefore be of primary significance in coming times.
In this context, FICCI established a Taskforce in 2016 to identify the contours of Blue Economy for Indian industry. The Taskforce has produced two knowledge reports since 2017. The second report has been prepared through extensive consultations with Indian and international stakeholders in private and public sector.
The occasion shall feature a keynote speech from the Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, highlighting the significance of and imperative to foster Blue Economy partnerships with leading maritime nations and regional groupings such as IORA, ASEAN, BIMSTEC, BRICS and indeed the broader Indo Pacific domain. Eminent members of Indian industry, government decision makers and policy experts, representatives of coastal state governments, the international diplomatic community, academia and media have been invited to the programme.