The Department of commerce has organized the National Conference with States, with the objective to initiate a reliable framework for the Central and State Governments to work in a coordinated manner in the logistic sector.
The Conference was attended by more than 175 participants from the States and UTs, Central Ministries and Industry bodies.
It was decided that Ministry of Commerce & Industry will work with Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to focus on 50 cities for logistics planning initially. A plan for facilitation to reduce enforcement burden on truck drivers will be developed.
Further, State Level Coordination Committees on Logistics will be formed. Central Ministries looking after the transportation will appoint State Nodal Officers to coordinate with the States.
However, many states have already appointed senior officers as nodal officers for logistics and others will do the same in a short period of time.
Ministry of State for Commerce & Industry emphasized on reducing the logistics costs from the present 13% to 8% which will help Indian trade become competitive, create jobs, improve India’s ranking and make it a logistics hub for global supply chain.