Haryana to come up with policy to make state logistics hub

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Keen on formulating a dedicated and comprehensive Logistics, Warehousing and Retail Policy to promote and project Haryana as the logistics hub of north India, the Haryana Government today held a consultation-cum-interactive session with various stakeholders in Gurugram, today.

Chaired by the Industries and Commerce Minister, Vipul Goel, the session was attended, among others, by the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, and Director, Industries.

An official spokesman said the primary objective of the interaction was to size up the concerns of various industry players and so design the policy as to address them and achieve the desired objectives.

About 35 companies and industry associations, including CII, Retail Association of India, Hind Terminals, Amazon, Flipkart, Alcargo Logistics, Reliance Retail, Om Logistics etc. participated in the session. Their representatives made numerous suggestions regarding regulatory relaxations, fiscal incentives and infrastructure augmentation to promote the logistics, warehousing and retail sectors in Haryana.

The common refrain at the session was that Haryana has huge potential for growth in these sectors. With a consumer base having a high propensity to consume, strong connectivity owing to an exhaustive network of national highways, and industrial corridors, and especially after the introduction of GST, Haryana is set to become the logistics hub of north India in the coming years, the speakers felt.

T he state government intends to launch the policy by August, 2018 after in-depth consultations with concerned government departments and industry stakeholders, the spokesman added.

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