The Special Secretary (Logistics) of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) held a meeting with the nodal officers from eleven Stakeholder Ministries/Departments to discuss improving India’s performance in the World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI). The dedicated cell meets fortnightly to assess measures taken across six parameters of LPI and discussed initiatives to enhance logistics efficiency in the country.
The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) has implemented a new Land Port Management System resulting in a reduction in dwell time for cross-border movements. The Ministry of Railways has planned various initiatives across six LPI parameters, including railway electrification and the development of dedicated freight corridors. Additionally, CEO of AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited highlighted airport capacity building initiatives in Kolkata and Delhi.
The meeting also discussed initiatives to improve logistics efficiency in ports, including automation of weighbridges and increasing the share of rail transport. The Special Secretary emphasized the importance of effectively communicating these initiatives to stakeholders to improve the perception of the logistics sector in India.
The eleven Stakeholder Ministries/Departments involved in the meeting included the Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI), Civil Aviation, Railways, Port Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW), Coal, Civil Aviation (MOCA), CBIC, Steel, Department of Commerce, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), and National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (NICDC).
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