ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Sep 2020
The Indian Ministry of Shipping has directed all ports to procure locally made tug boats.
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On 4 September 2020, the Indian Ministry of Shipping directed all major ports to procure or charger tug boats only that are made in India and are as per the Make in India order.
India had in 2017 approved the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order which required that preferential procurement should be done from local suppliers for all government procurements (see related State Act).