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Q: Highlight the features and significance of National Logistic Policy 2022. Suggest way forward to improve NLP. (15marks, 250 words)

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The vision of NLP is ” to develop a technologically enabled, integrated, cost-efficient, resilient,
sustainable and trusted logistics ecosystem in the country for accelerated and inclusive growth

  • The Targets for achieving the vision of NLP are to reduce the cost of logistics in India to be comparable to global benchmarks by 2030.
  • Improve the Logistics Performance Index ranking – endeavor is to be among the top 25 countries by 2030, and create a data driven decision support mechanism for an efficient logistics ecosystem.
  • The policy thus seeks to pave the way for India to become a logistic hub by leveraging technology, processes, and skilled manpower.
  • The Policy has four key features (four key pillars): Integration of Digital System (IDS); Unified Logistics Interface Platform (ULIP); Ease of Logistics (ELOG); and System Improvement Group (SIG).



  • NLP has the potential to bring a revolutionary approach to the nation’s logistics environment, boosting the effectiveness of supply chains.
  • It would increase warehousing capacity and facilitate quicker movement of goods closer to the consumer.
  • It will also lead to the strengthening of other sectors like manufacturing tourism etc.
  • It is going to improve the overall productivity of the workforce by reducing their time spent travelling.
  • The improved logistic sector can also be an important factor attracting foreign investments.
  • It will benefit the farmers greatly as it would allow farmers to market their goods more swiftly, reduce waste, and avoid unnecessary delays, all of which would cut overall price.
  • It will contribute to improved competitiveness of Indian export
  • Reduce complexity by reducing multiplicity of authorities through ULIP.
  • ULIP will also enhance visibility for customers and enable logistic companies to adopt
    digitization on a much larger scale.


Way Forward:

  • Railway freight trains’ speed have remained stagnant for many decades at around 25km/hour. This must be improved on priority to make Logistic sector more effective.
  • Inland waterways have huge potential in the country and have remained underutilized for a long time.
  • NLP must function in conjunction with Gati Shakti, Sagar Mala, Bharat Mala etc. to achieve the goal.
  • Take feedback from all the stakeholders and evolve the policy and its implementation with changes in technologies and feedback.


The National Logistics Policy thus aims to bring ease of doing business in the logistics sector by simplifying the logistics processes, improving its efficiency bringing in transparency and visibility, and reducing logistics cost and time.