DPIIT Secretary Advocates for State Collaboration via ULIP to Enhance Logistics Efficiency

States should actively leverage ULIP, said Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), while underscoring the pivotal role of ULIP in fostering collaboration and integration among states to cultivate a unified logistics ecosystem.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Singh, who was addressing the gathering at Vanijya Bhavan during a Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP) organized workshop, emphasized, “ULIP offers an unprecedented opportunity for states to enhance their logistics frameworks. I encourage all states to actively leverage ULIP and drive forward a seamless, efficient, and inclusive logistics sector across India.”

During the workshop, Rajesh Kumar Singh unveiled a comprehensive ULIP booklet, showcasing how private sector companies and start-ups are harnessing ULIP APIs to innovate and streamline logistics operations.

The booklet serves as a testament to ULIP’s transformative impact, highlighting innovative applications developed through the platform and their substantial contributions to enhancing logistics efficiency.

Rajat Kumar Saini, CEO and MD of the National Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (NICDC) and Chairman of the National Logistics Data Services Limited (NLDSL), emphasized the significance of ULIP in catalyzing logistics transformation.

He urged start-ups to continue their innovative endeavors and explore new avenues to leverage the platform’s potential, stating, “The applications showcased today highlight the potential of ULIP to transform the logistics landscape. We must continue to push the boundaries and explore new possibilities for efficiency and growth.”

The workshop, which was organized on Monday, enhanced India’s logistics and featured demonstrations from startups like Super Procure, Cargo Shakti, Shiprocket, and Enmovil, showcasing their cutting-edge applications developed using the ULIP databases.

Super Procure illustrated their platform designed to reduce empty miles by leveraging ULIP, while Enmovil showcased a logistics bot for route optimization. Shiprocket demonstrated its cross-border logistics platform, emphasizing seamless seller onboarding facilitated by ULIP APIs.

Additionally, discussions explored how various ministries and departments are leveraging PM GatiShakti NMP tools to develop diverse assets, highlighting the collaborative efforts driving India’s logistics transformation.

The workshop also saw enthusiastic participation from representatives of multiple states, including Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, and Rajasthan.

They were joined by industry associations, enterprises, and start-ups, all converging to explore ways to revolutionize the logistics landscape.

ULIP is a digital gateway that allows industry players to access logistics-related datasets from various government systems through API-based integration. The platform currently integrates with 37 systems from 10 ministries via 118 APIs, covering over 1,800 data fields.

Private sector participation in ULIP has been crucial in amplifying its impact, with over 900 companies registered on the ULIP portal (www.goulip.in). These companies have developed over 90 applications, resulting in more than 35 million API transactions.

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