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First logistics inter-ministerial group to meet on Jan 12

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

As a first step to the ambitious National Plan, an group on will meet on January 12, a top official said today. The National Plan is aimed at allowing seamless movement of inputs and finished goods across the country. "The first meeting of the group will be held on January 12," (logistics) told Swarup was in city for a and Industry organised seminar on trade and The group has been formed with six ministries -- Railways, Shipping, Road Transport, Civil Aviation and Customs. The country is looking to put in place the National Plan that will identify need gaps aiming to bring down the cost of to international standards. Swarup said the action plan is likely to be put in place over the next 12 months. The plan would map the requirements keeping in mind 2035 as the target year. The cost is believed to be making the country's export uncompetitive. The Department will identify need gaps; reduce cost of and align infrastructure development of various Central ministries with one another. The Department (along with two other agencies has already begun a survey across various ports to determine the dwell time and ensure faster turnaround of goods. Swarup said the idea behind the survey is to determine the time taken between goods reaching a port (export or import cargo) and the time taken by Customs to clear it.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 18:15 IST
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