Ministry of Earth Sciences
India-Mauritius Maritime Dialogue on Blue Economy
On 12th April 2016, a meeting was held on between H.E. Mr, Premdut Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, marine Resources, Fisheries, Shipping and Outer Islands of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius, and Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences to explore potential areas of cooperation in the field of Blue Economy and maritime cooperation between these two countries. Dr. Harsh Vardhan has briefed the capabilities of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) particularly in the field of Ocean forecasting, early warning for tsunami and technology development for exploitation of both living and non-living resources. He further offered assistance in the capacity development activities of maritime cooperation including providing training to the scientists of Mauritius and conducting marine surveys in the EEZ of Mauritius. Mr. Premdut Koonjoo appreciated the continued support of India in the field of maritime cooperation and evinced interests for further strengthening the cooperation.