Green Freight India
As of: September 2020
Objective and activities
The objective of the project is to anchor strategies, technical solutions and capacity development approaches for climate-friendly and efficient freight transport in the coordination and implementation of the National Integrated Logistics Plan (NILP). The project advises the partner ministry on the establishment of coordination and monitoring mechanisms for the NILP, as well as selected national authorities in charge of the freight sector on the development of climate-friendly standards and regulations as part of the action plans under the NILP. Approaches for improved logistics management, introduction of climate friendly technologies and strategies for intermodal coordination between road transport, railways and shipping will be tested on a selected logistics corridor. For the sustainable implementation of national strategies as well as piloted approaches, capacities of state authorities as well as small and medium private logistics companies and truck drivers will be strengthened.
State of implementation/results
- On February 19th 2020, at the invitation of the project, a first kick-off meeting was held to review the objectives of the project and discuss possible measures along the selected freight corridor. The event was attended by senior officials from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) as well as key external stakeholders and representatives from other government ministries.