The Telangana Cabinet, this week, approved the state’s Logistics Policy prepared by the Industries and Commerce department of the Telangana Government. The policy is aimed at encouraging the state’s logistics sector in the backdrop of industries, e-commerce and the services sector.
The cabinet meeting was held at Pragathi Bhavan under the chairmanship of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
The Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has said that amid the pandemic the Cabinet has recognized the crucial work done by the logistics sector in extending commodity service to the people.
Further, it also recognized that growing e-commerce segments utilise the logistics sector and extend their services worldwide. The Cabinet opined that under this background, to send products and produce from the state to the international consumers, the immediate need is to encourage the logistics sector. It also recognized the importance of logistics development as an extension of the additional commerce to the food processing units.
As per reports, the Cabinet has decided to develop basic infrastructure facilities in Godowns, Cold storages, Dry Ports, Truck dak parking and other in the logistic sector. Also, it has decided to set up Dry Port in a big way in 1400 acres in the State (Multi-Model Logistic Park) under the PPA Mode.
Further, the Cabinet also approved setting up another two new Integrated Container depots like the one Concur ICD at Sanath Nagar in coordination with the Customs department to encourage more exports from the State. It has also approved the decision to set up another 10 Integrated Parks all over the State as was done at Batasingaram.
In another development, the cabinet is also going to establish a Centre for Excellence for Skill Development in this sector with international standards and with the help from TASK.
Also, a decision to set up Logistic Parks in all the districts in the state along with granting incentives to the entrepreneurs who will set up Multi-Model Logistic parks, Warehouses was taken by the cabinet.
“Through this, all over the state in the logistic sector, directly 1 Lakh and indirectly 2 Lakh people would get employment. For this, the Cabinet has instructed the industries department to take measures to attract INR 10,000 Crore worth investments to the State,” the CMO said.
Secretaries of all the departments who attended the cabinet meeting have submitted details of the employees in their departments and vacant positions. They have also placed before the cabinet, sanctioned posts, vacancies in different sections, and also about the contract and outsourcing employees working in those sections.