The Department of Industries & Commerce, Haryana has issued the draft Logistics and Warehousing Policy (“Draft Policy”). The Draft Policy aims at providing direction in the development of logistics industry in Haryana over the next 5 years (2018-2023).The Draft Policy aims at creating atleast 5 Integrated Logistics Parks across Haryana and Logistics Park and Warehousing Complex in every district of Haryana. The Draft Policy will come into force from the date of its notification in the Official Gazette. Feedback regarding the Draft Policy may be sent via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th April, 2018.
As part of its action plan for the logistics and warehousing sector, the Draft Policy seeks to provide the following for ease of doing business –
(i) Online clearances through Single window system with clearances within 45 days
(ii) A liaison officer (as part of Haryana Logistics Facilitation Cell) to serve as an interface between the investors and State Government and be responsible for handholding entrepreneurs by providing relevant information on business approvals, clearances required for starting and running business in the state.
(iii) Nodal officer at the district level for approval of projects with investments less than INR 10 crores.
Further, the Draft Policy has sought to provide incentives, subsidies and exemptions to units set up in the logistics sector (integrated logistics park and logistics park) in line with Haryana’s Enterprise Promotion Policy (EPP) 2015 on case to case basis.
The following incentives shall be applicable for logistics parks and warehousing:
- Relaxation in CLU Charges – The conversion charges shall be uniform throughout the state. Applicable lowest prevailing rate in the state shall be considered for conversion charges for both industrial and commercial category.
- Stamp duty – 100% refund of stamp duty on purchase/ leasing of land for establishment of logistics park including Industrial Estates developed by HSIIDC/ private developer in ‘D’ category blocks, 75% in ‘C’ category blocks and 50% in ‘A’, ‘B’ category blocks within 5 years from the date of filing of EM. The incentive will be available for logistic park and ancillary logistic units.
For a further read of the draft policy, please click on the hyperlink below.