Focus on Logistics Policy at PM GatiShakti’s Northeastern States Workshop

The two-day regional workshop on the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan – organized by the Department of Industry and Domestic Trade (DPIIT) under the Department of Trade and Industry – ended here on Saturday with more than 140 officials and industry stakeholders attending the session. The topic of the second day was the National Logistics Policy.

States including Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura made presentations on their respective logistics policies, she said.

DPITT Special Secretary (Logistics) Sumita Dawra said that in the spirit of cooperative federalism, these workshops facilitate broader adoption of PM GatiShakti’s National Master Plan and National Logistics Policy in the states and Union Territories (UTs).

Such initiatives bring more power and build synergies between different stakeholders, leading to mutual learning between states or UTs and central ministries or departments, she said.

On the first day, the workshop had focused on ways to strengthen the Northeast Corridor with appropriate multimodal connectivity to economic hubs and gateway ports.

Dawra noted later in the day that the Assam Logistics and Warehousing Policy 2022 aims to transform the state into a regional logistics hub by developing state-of-the-art infrastructure, by attracting private investment and promoting sustainability and climate resilience in the region. alongside broader inclusive participation in economic activities, she said.

This policy will create employment opportunities for about 15,000 people in the logistics sector, Dawra added.

Manipur Integrated Logistics Policy, 2022, presented its plan to improve business convenience through trade facilitation through active stakeholder participation, while the Mizoram presentation presented a roadmap that included local connectivity of different economic zones, formation of regulatory framework and development of integrated logistics information system under other.

The Tripura policy emphasized the creation of aggregation centers as centers for storage of perishable and non-perishable goods, the development of truck terminals and rest areas for drivers, with an emphasis on the focus sectors such as tea, rubber, agricultural and related products, health care and education lay. Skill Development.

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