Comprehensive Logistics Action Plan (CLAP)

Comprehensive Logistics Action Plan (CLAP)

(i) Integrated Digital Logistics Systems: Develop a system of unified logistics interface to link multiple data sources and develop cross sectoral use cases for logistics stakeholders.

(ii) Standardization of physical assets & benchmarking service quality standards: Enhance interoperability, minimize handling risks, undertake process optimization, and improve ease of doing business, through standardization of physical assets and benchmarking of service quality standards in logistics including transportation infrastructure (fixed and rolling), terminal handling, warehousing, temperature-controlled logistics, packaging, etc.

(iii) Logistics Human Resources Development and Capacity Building: Develop an overarching logistics human resource strategy and under its guiding principles, line ministries to develop action plans to address skill development related and internal capacity building challenges in the respective sector.

(iv) State Engagement: Provide support for development of state/city level logistics plans, set up institutional framework to take action at city/state level, measure and monitor action by states and rank them.  

 (v) EXIM (Export-Import) Logistics: Addressing infrastructure and procedural gaps in India’s EXIM connectivity and create efficient and reliable logistics network, with transparent and streamlined cross-border trade facilitation, for improved trade competitiveness and greater integration of India with regional and global value chains.

 (vi) Service Improvement framework: Improving regulatory interface to enable seamlessness between sectors, promote standardization, formalization, inter-operability; eliminate fragmentation in documentation, formats, processes and liability regimes; reduce gaps in regulatory architecture.

(vii) Sectoral Plan for Efficient Logistics: Sectoral Plans for Efficient Logistics (SPEL) aligned with PM GatiShakti, will be developed for each sector with underlying philosophies of inter-operability, resiliency, sustainability, and innovation. Specifically, SPEL would (i) address logistics issues pertaining to infrastructure, processes, digital improvements, policies and regulatory reforms, and capacity building for better workforce, and ii) prioritize cross-sectoral cooperation to complement and not duplicate efforts and focus on optimization of modal mix.

(viii) Facilitation of Development of Logistics Parks: Logistics parks (eg. Multi Modal Logistics Parks, Air Freight Stations, Inland Container Depots, Container Freight Stations, cargo terminals, etc.) are hubs for intermediary activities (storage, handling, value addition, inter-modal transfers, etc.) in the supply chain connected by a transportation network. It is envisaged to take following steps to facilitate development of logistics parks:

(i)Guidelines to facilitate devDraft framework elopment of Logistics Parks in the country with focus on encouraging private investment.

(i)Create a network of logistics parks by mapping them on the PM GatiShakti NMP, for enhanced visibility, improved logistics efficiency, optimum utilization and connectivity.