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20/03/2023 04:44pm

TN govt unveils logistics policy 2023, aims to build sustainable logistics system in state

image TN govt unveils logistics policy 2023, aims to build sustainable logistics system in state

Chennai, Mar 20 (KNN) The Tamil Nadu government unveiled its 'Logistics Policy 2023' with the aim to promote an integrated, reliable, cost-efficient and sustainable logistics system in the State.

The logistics policy 2023 announced on Saturday includes a strategic plan for the next 10 years – outlining identified interventions, their envisaged outcomes, timelines as well as key stakeholders’ responsible for their implementation.


It aims to bring reduction cost of logistics and leveraging private participation aided by initiatives like fiscal incentives for truck firms, container freight station, warehouse operators, freight forwarders, start-ups and technology service providers among other related enterprises.

As per reports, the Tamil Nadu government in partnership with relevant stakeholders will assess the connectivity gaps in existing industrial clusters, agricultural aggregation/ processing centres, fisheries/marine clusters, animal husbandry clusters and logistics terminals/infrastructure and prioritise the development of road connectivity.

For rail connectivity, the state government will support identification of connectivity gaps, and coordinate with the Ministry of Railways for implementation.

Tamil Nadu government will identify unutilised factory sheds within the existing industrial parks/estates/clusters in the state and make them available for logistics activities, wherever feasible.

It will identify and earmark land parcels, minimum 50 acres, for development of Multimodal Logistics Parks/Logistics Park /Warehousing Clusters/Private Freight Terminal (PFT). Such projects will preferably be developed through private participation, the policy said.

The State, through Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation, will identify skill gaps and logistics job roles expected to have high demand in the future in coordination with the Logistics Sector Skill Council and prepare a Logistics Sector Skill Plan for the State.

It will encourage introduction of logistics sector specific courses and skilling programmes in the State in coordination with the Logistics Sector Skill Council and national and State-level educational institutions and government bodies.

Tamil Nadu government will also explore the possibility of providing medical and health insurance to heavy vehicle drivers registered in the State at a nominal price.  (KNN Bureau)


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