There are 8 weeks and a few days to go before she tables the Budget on the floor of the House, but Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman took a respite from budgetary activity on Thursday to review of Customs activities at the Nhava Sheva port in Maharashtra's Raigad district.
Did you know the Nhava-Sheva port contributes nearly 20 per cent of India's Customs duty revenue?
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IMAGE: The FM took a ferry from the Gateway of India to the Nhava Seva port. Photograph: ANI Photo
IMAGE: Sitharaman asked Customs officers to work in shifts round the clock to speed up cargo movement.
The minister also wanted the officers to speed up disposal of hazardous goods and desired that quasi-judicial process, if any, be carried out in a manner to achieve disposal within three months of import.Photograph: ANI Photo
IMAGE: The minister wears an unusual smile at Nhava Seva port. Photograph: PTI Photo