Telangana cabinet approves `Logistics Policy' to boost e-commerce; govt eyes Rs 10k Cr investment

The Cabinet has recognized logistics sector played a very useful role in extending commodity service to the people during the pandemic.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  15 July 2021 2:57 AM GMT
Telangana cabinet approves `Logistics Policy to boost e-commerce; govt eyes Rs 10k Cr investment

Hyderabad: Telangana cabinet has approved `Logistics Policy' to boost industries, e-commerce and services sector in the state. The Cabinet decided to encourage the logistics sector given the huge scope and investment in industries, e-commerce, and services sector.

The Cabinet has recognized logistics sector played a very useful role in extending commodity service to the people during the pandemic. The Cabinet also recognized that e-commerce organizations are utilizing the logistics sector and extending their services worldwide.

The Cabinet felt that there is an immediate need is to encourage the logistics sector to boost exports. It also recognized the importance of logistics development as an extension of the additional commerce to the food processing units.

The Cabinet has decided under the new policy the government shall develop basic infrastructure facilities including Godowns, Cold storages, Dry Ports, Truck dak parking and others.

The cabinet has decided to set up a Dry Port on 1400 acres of land (Multi-Model Logistic Park) under PPA.

The Cabinet has decided to set 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. The Cabinet decided to set up another 10 Integrated Parks all over the State as was done at Batasingaram.

The Cabinet has also decided to establish Centre for Excellence for Skill Development in this sector with international standards and with the help from TASK.

It was also decided to set up Logistic Parks in all the districts. It was also decided to give incentives to the entrepreneurs who will set up Multi-Model Logistic parks, Warehouses. Around three lakh people would get employment directly and indirectly. The Cabinet has instructed the industries department to take measures to attract Rs 10,000 Crore worth investments to the State.

Secretaries of all the departments who attended the cabinet meeting submitted details of the employees in their departments and vacant positions. They have also placed before the cabinet, sanctioned posts, vacancies, and contract and outsourcing employees working in those sections.

The cabinet has instructed the officials to divide employees based on the new Zonal system and new districts and to identify vacant posts district and zone-wise.

The Cabinet felt there is a need to create new jobs given the ever-changing markets, demand, and supply. The cabinet also felt that there is a need to remove certain non-relevant posts and these changes should be brought in the employment sector.

The Cabinet stated that the division of employees between Telangana and AP states have been completed. The remaining 200 to 300 Telangana employees stationed in AP would be brought back.

The Cabinet also instructed that all the properties of the government organizations and institutions should be recorded and compiled. The strength of present employees, information of the vacant posts should be sent from all the departments to the government within 5 days.


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