Ready to compete with developed countries: PM Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: Unveiling the National Logistics Policy on Saturday, PM Modi said the world is now recognising that India is emerging as a manufacturing hub. “Policy is just a beginning, policy plus performance is equal to progress,” he added while highlighting how India needs to be ready to compete with developed countries. “We will face competition from more powerful nations as we grow. We should welcome this. Come, we are ready,” he said.
The policy aims to overcome the handicap of India being a slow mover and set the ground for faster and seamless movement of cargo across all modes.
Stressing the need to adopt technology to strengthen the logistics sector, the PM said Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) will bring all the digital services related to the transportation sector into a single portal, freeing exporters from a host of cumbersome processes. Similarly, under the policy, a new digital platform Ease of Logistics Services, E-Logs, has also been started.
“Through this portal, industry associations can directly take up any such matters which are causing problems in their operations and performance with the government agencies. A complete system has also been put in place for speedy resolution of such cases,” he said.
Modi said, “There is a connection with the launch of NLP and the release of cheetahs on the same day. We want the deliveries of luggage to happen at the speed of a cheetah. The country aspires to grow like that.” He said there was a time when “we used to release pigeons, now we release cheetahs”, a reference to his release of cheetahs in Kuno National Park.
NLP aims at making transportation processes paperless, thereby saving time and cost. “To ensure quick last-mile delivery, save time and money and prevent wastage of agro-products, concerted efforts were made and one of the manifestations is NLP.”





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