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DPIIT Collaborates with World Bank to elevate India’s logistics efficiency

Published on December 12, 2023
Current Context: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has indeed collaborated with the World Bank on 7th December 2023 to improve India’s logistics efficiency.
DPIIT Collaborates with World Bank to elevate India’s logistics efficiency
  • This collaboration was marked by a comprehensive meeting chaired by Special Secretary (Logistics) Sumita Dawra.
  • The meeting showcased a range of ongoing initiatives and upcoming reforms aimed at enhancing India’s logistics efficiency.
  • Some of the key initiatives and reforms discussed in the meeting include:
    • The implementation of the Land Port Management System (LPMS) to digitize operations at Integrated Check Posts (ICPs).
    • Plans for complete electrification of railway tracks, accelerated track construction speed, increased capacity for locomotives and wagons.
    • The launch of NLP Marine, a National maritime single-window platform offering end-to-end logistics solutions.
    • The integration of Indian Customs Electronic Data Interchange Gateway (ICEGATE) for various APIs and digitization efforts.
    • A blueprint for 35 multi-modal logistics parks (MMLPs), 108 port connectivity projects, and 608 way-side amenity sites.

Question:

Q.1 Who chaired the comprehensive meeting between DPIIT and the World Bank?
a. Jean-Francois Arvis
b. Sumita Dawra
c. Narendra Modi
d. Piyush Goyal

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