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Green Freight India

As of: November 2021

India’s freight transport sector offers enormous potential for climate mitigation and sustainable economic development by increasing its efficiency, shift of road based freight to railway and ships and promoting modern technologies. Therefore, the project attempts to introduce appropriate strategies, technical solutions, and approaches to develop competences to coordinate and implement the National Integrated Logistics Plan (NILP). The project advises its partner ministry on setting up coordination and monitoring mechanisms for the NILP. It also supports selected national authorities in the development of climate-friendly standards and regulations as part of the NILP Action Plans. Promising approaches are tested in a selected logistics corridor. In order to ensure sustainable implementation, the project strengthens the resources and competences of federal authorities as well as private logistics contractors and truck drivers

State of implementation/results

  • At the World Economic Forum 2020, Prime Minister Modi presented the draft National Logistics Policy, which was partly written by GIZ's Green Freight team. The draft is currently being considered by the Indian cabinet and is expected to be adopted in the near future.
  • 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.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry - India

BMU grant:
3.500.000,00 €

01/2019  till  10/2022


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