Elaborating on the scope of exemptions granted by the home ministry in its guidelines dated March 24 and subsequent addendum orders dated March 25 and 27, Home Secretary on Sunday informed the state chief secretaries that the transportation of all goods, without distinction of essential and in-essential, was permitted during the lockdown. Sources said this means that non-essential goods can be transported seamlessly through state borders, even

Fascinating Developments:

  • In 2018, India jumped to 44 th rank in World Bank’ s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) from 54 th rank in 2014 in terms of Overall Logistics Performance among 160 countries. (Source: World Bank)

The LPI considers the efficiency of the clearance process, quality of related infrastructure and logistics services, competitive pricing, ease of tracking and timeliness of shipments to estimate a rank.

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