Sonowal, the former Assam Chief Minister, is the new Shipping and Ayush Minister. Sarbananda Sonowal, the former Chief Minister of Assam. Has given control of two ministries: Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, and Ayush. After his induction into the Narendra Modi administration on Wednesday.
Sonowal, 58, dealt as Chief Minister of Assam from 2016 to 21 but was not re-elect despite leading the party to victory. Having stood aside in favor of Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He was a two-term MLA and MP and also served as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. As well as Sports and Youth Affairs, in the first Modi administration.
Sonowal takes over as Shipping and Canals Minister at a time when India is attempting to establish. A comprehensive network of navigable waterways across the nation in order to alleviate strain on highways. And offer an alternative route for critical transportation requirements.
He would also need to focus on improving the country’s network of large and small ports. Which are critical to India’s trade growth.