We want goods and freight to move at the pace of a cheetah, says Narendra Modi as he unveils national logistics policy



Prime Minister Modi praised manufacturers, traders and farmers and said the national logistics policy will give impetus to all sectors. “Policy plus performance will lead to progress.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Logistics Policy at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on September 17. for manufacturers.

Prime Minister Modi stressed the need to prevent agricultural products from spoiling due to transport delays. He said the national logistics policy uses space technology integrated with other technologies.

Referring to the release of the cheetahs from Namibia earlier in the dqy, the Prime Minister said: “The introduction of the cheetahs is no coincidence, I want goods and commodities to move at the pace of a cheetah “.

The prime minister praised manufacturers, traders and farmers and said the national logistics policy will give impetus to all sectors. “Policy plus performance will lead to progress.”

He said the ground must be prepared to successfully implement any policy. “This policy is supported by the efforts of the last eight years. The Sagarmala, Bharatmala, Dedicated Freight Corridor schemes have led to capacity building in Indian ports. ‘environment.”

Thirty-five multi-modal logistics centers are being built across India, 60 airports in India have provisions for transporting agricultural products, he added. “Multiple state taxes crippled logistics, GST sped up the process and reduced paperwork.”

According to the Prime Minister, the drone industry will recover significantly in the coming years. “Drones will enable the transport of fresh dairy and fish products to landlocked areas. A year later, this will be remembered as a game-changer.”

The goal is to bring logistics costs down 13-14% to single digits, he said. “ULIP will free exporters from lengthy processes for various customs clearances. The ease of the logistics services portal will allow industry bodies to raise issues directly with the government.”

“The infrastructure gaps will also be removed with the help of Prime Minister Gati Shakti. If the policy is well executed, no truck driver will have to sleep outside at night. The policy will reduce human costs.”

The prime minister said the national logistics policy will help strengthen the trade and export support system, which will benefit small businesses.

Speaking about the support Prime Minister Gati Shakti will give to the National Logistics Policy, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “The National Logistics Policy and Prime Minister Gati Shakti will serve as a dual engine for economic growth. United Logistics Interface is an integrated platform to enable real-time cargo tracking.” Real-time cargo tracking aims to reduce logistics costs, encourage exports.

“The national logistics policy will make the sector world-class,” Goyal said.

Welcoming the Comprehensive National Logistics Policy, R Dinesh, President-Elect, CII and Executive Vice President, TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd said, “This will be a game-changer for the logistics and supply chain industry. supply in the country. It will also drive industry growth and efficiency through digitalization and integration of multimodal logistics.”

He added that “the policy addressing the competitiveness of the sector through the adoption of technologies and standards will pave the way for the integration of Indian manufacturing into the global supply chain.” He also added that the logistics policy in combination with Prime Minister GATI Sakti would generate millions of jobs for the youth of this country”.

New SIAM President Vinod Aggarwal said the auto industry welcomes the launch of the National Logistics Policy “This is an extremely vital step taken by the government which will boost the growth of the auto sector as the policy will focuses on building superior infrastructure like 35 multi-modal logistics hubs, which will support seamless transportation of goods.” He added that the policy is expected to reduce transit time and logistics costs for manufacturers and improve the competitiveness of Indian products in international markets, thereby boosting exports.

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