Ut­tar Pradesh to avail its own lo­gis­tics pol­icy

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The Ut­tar Pradesh Gov­ern­ment is draft­ing its own lo­gis­tics pol­icy, as higher in­dus­trial ac­tiv­ity, eco­nomic growth and the gov­ern­ment’s re­cent pol­icy de­ci­sions are trig­ger­ing un­prece­dented growth in the sec­tor.

“With both the Eastern and the Western freight cor­ri­dors and sev­eral in­dus­trial cor­ri­dors pass­ing through the state of Ut­tar Pradesh, we are at a good po­si­tion to take ad­van­tage of this lo­gis­tics rev­o­lu­tion which we ex­pect to see in the next two years,” says Ra­jiv Ku­mar, Chief Sec­re­tary, UP State Gov­ern­ment.

The pol­icy will en­tail the es­tab­lish­ment of at least five in­dus­trial parks across the state; the small­est with an in­vest­ment

`200 of crore. The pol­icy will also in­clude var­i­ous in­cen­tives for lo­gis­tics play­ers if they in­vest in this sec­tor in the state. Andhra Pradesh and Te­lan­gana are the two other states said to be draft­ing their own lo­gis­tics poli­cies. The UP gov­ern­ment has been in talks with Con­tainer Cor­po­ra­tion of In­dia to set up a lo­gis­tics park in Bhaupur, near Kan­pur. The Ut­tar Pradesh State In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion is in the process of ac­quir­ing 100 acres of land for the same. The small­est of such hubs will be built at an es­ti­mated

`200 cost of crore. Sim­i­lar such hubs are en­vis­aged to be built along the Delhi-Mumbai In­dus­trial Cor­ri­dor (DMIC) and the Am­rit­sar-Kolkata In­dus­trial Cor­ri­dor (AKIC).

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