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.
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.