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SECURED LOGISTICS DOCUMENT EXCHANGE PLATFORM (SLDE) LAUNCHED BY GOI

SECURED LOGISTICS DOCUMENT EXCHANGE PLATFORM (SLDE) LAUNCHED BY GOI

Context

On 28th Oct 2021, the government of India launched a secured logistics document exchange platform (SLDE) for the digital exchange of logistics-related papers and a calculator for greenhouse gas emissions for choosing the sustainable and right mode of transport for freight movements.

Key Points About the SLDE:

  • It will improve logistics efficiency, reduce logistics costs, and promote multi-modality and sustainability in a big way.
  • It will enable the generation, storage, and interchange of logistics-related documents digitally using Aadhaar and blockchain-based security protocols for data security and authentication.
  • It will also provide a complete audit trail of document transfer, faster execution of transactions, easy verification of the authenticity of documents, lower cost of shipping and overall carbon footprint and lowered risk of fraud.
  • The proof of concept of the platform has been developed and executed with banks namely Axis Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI, and HDFC Bank and stakeholders including freight exporters, importers, forwarders, and vessel operators.

Key Points About the Green House Gas Emission calculator:

  • It is an efficient, user-friendly tool and provides for calculating and comparing GHG emissions across different modes.
  • It allows for a commodity-wise comparison of GHG emissions and the total cost of transportation, including their environmental cost, between movement by road and rail.

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