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Niti Aayog to boost logistics movement in NE, moots plans

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, July 7: Niti Aayog plans to enhance the movement of logistics in and across the North East region which also holds the key for trading with our eastern international neighbours.

Disclosing this to The Sentinel,  Anil Srivastava, Adviser (transport), Niti Aayog said that the Centre has taken up multiple initiatives for increasing connectivity of the North East regions. Multiple infrastructure projects for developing roads and railways into the North East region are currently in place.

“Special schemes and concepts such as HIRA (Highways, Inland Waterways, Railways and Airways) by NITI Aayog and DoNER and UDAN under MoCA are novel initiatives taken up by this government.  Our policies are inclusive and take into consideration the importance of providing seamless connectivity to the north-eastern States. We also plan to enhance the movement of logistics in and across the North East region which also holds the key for trading with our eastern neighbors,” Srivastava said.

Srivstava said that Niti Aayog moots the idea of intelligent system.

It is a revolutionary concept that has been doing the rounds recently. It looks at solving multiple aspects of mobility plaguing our current transportation systems.

“Use of innovative measures and providing quick, efficient and data-backed solutions for issues like payment systems, reducing congestion, vehicle safety and control, emergency responses, parking management etc. It serves as an important component of urban planning and specifically, the Smart Cities mission. We wish to establish a state of art mobility paradigm in the country,” the Niti Adviser said.

The adviser also talked about the employability issue.

“India is among the fastest growing economy in the world and Indians are proving their mettle in all fields. Employment opportunities are being generated in all sectors and we at NITI Aayog are focusing on improving the employment elasticity of the country,” he said.

India has the biggest workforce in the world of which majority are youth. This can contribute to development of the country in a dynamic and resounding fashion. Recent studies have indicated how formalization of jobs is also happening in the country.