Sixty Specific actions to tone up Logistics for the EXIM Industry says Logistics secretary P K Agarwal

The Commerce Ministry will unveil shortly sixty specific actions to improve logistics support for the EXIM industry, said Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Special Secretary, Logistics.

He was addressing an E conference on Indian Maritime technology Sponsored by the Chennai Chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry last week.

The ministry is conceptualizing vision accompanied by action

The draft national logistics policy which has been in the works for quite some time is being recast he said adding that we are redoing it because specific actions are missing though the overall intent of the policy was   good. The ministry is conceptualizing vision accompanied by action. We have begun to take actions in this regard he said.

If differences persisted between us, there will be no progress

He assured the industry that the government will introduce coherent approach to issues concerning logistics. We have to ensure that all the stakeholders are aligned to the measures taken by the government. If differences persisted between us, there will be no progress. It would be the endeavor of the government that the stakeholders are aligned and remained in the same page to make logistics efficient and less expensive.

Changes could happen in this high cost industry if there are right incentives to logistics suppliers including reduction of cost and effective transportation. We have to bring customs also into the policy framework to promote cost effectiveness.

He expressed confidence that the sector could boom only if there is a push from the customers for less expensive logistics. Once this happens, I am sure the sector will change for the better he said.

He however made it clear that there is limit to governmental actions but is aware of its role and discharge it. We want the sector to grow to greater heights, he said.

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