National Logistics Policy will be revisited to handle emergencies like Covid-19: Special secretary

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National Logistics Policy will be revisited to handle emergencies like Covid-19: Special secretary

Pawan Kumar Agarwal, the newly appointed special logistics secretary, noted that the government is revisiting the already finalized National Logistics Policy draft to include disaster management standards to govern emergencies such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

He talked along with members from various logistics organizations in an open session coordinated by FICCI. The stakeholders highlighted the need for digital logistics, bringing in logistics arm as the government’s single point of touch for the sector and securing their assets in different parts of the world.

He listed at least eight points on which the logistics wing under the ministry commerce is prioritizing at this moment. This includes integrated development of logistics, streamlining bulk cargo, solving first mile and last-mile logistics, making exports competitive in the global arena, standardization of supply chain, digital transformation, and optimization of logistics assets and promoting green logistics.

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