CII Current Affairs

Department of Commerce and CII ink MoU for development of Logistics sector

The Department of Commerce has signed MoU with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for setting-up institutional mechanism for the development of Logistics sector in the country.

Both will work together for taking logistics sector to global levels both in terms of efficiency and cost. They will follow Commerce Ministry’s roadmap for modernizing logistics sector and bring it at par with the global best.

Road map

The road map aims to foster focused engagement with the industry and collaborate with the concerned agencies including state Government’s and other related agencies. It will also undertake mutually agreed focused studies on logistics and promote Government’s policies on logistics


The Union Government has decided to reduce Logistics cost in country from the present 14% of GDP to less than 10% by 2022. For this purpose, a concerted effort in collaboration with Central Ministries as well as State Governments has been initiated for simplifying the regulatory processes in both domestic and EXIM (export-import) logistics. Government also has granted infrastructure status to number of logistics activities, which will enable them to avail cheaper and long term commercial loans.


ISKCON’s Govardhan Eco Village wins Green Platinum Award

The Govardhan Eco Village, set up by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Wada taluka of Palghar district, Maharashtra has won the Green Platinum Award.

The award was received by village’s director, Gauranga Das during the Green Building Congress-2017 held at Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Govardhan Eco Village

The village is a farm community and retreat centre spread over a scenic landscape of 100 acres at Galtare in Wada taluka. Since its inception in 2003, it has made steady progress in Organic farming, Cow protection, Rural Education, Rural development, alternative energy, eco-friendly constructions and Sustainable living etc.

Green Platinum Award

Green Platinum Award is instituted by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The IGBC was established by the CII to enable sustainable built-environment for all.