LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2022

LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2022 was released recently by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Key findings

  • The LEADS survey assesses the views of various users and stakeholders involved in the value chain of logistics sector. This survey is conducted recognize the enablers, hindrances and gaps within the logistics ecosystem.
  • This annual survey ranks logistics ecosystem of each state and union territory across India using data received from stakeholders (perception data) and states and union territories (objective data).
  • The LEAD 2022, unlike the former versions, adopted the classification-based grading, with states and union territories classified under four broad categories – coastal states, hinterland/landlocked states, northeastern states and union territories.
  • This indigenous data-backed index assesses the logistics infrastructure, services, and human resources across 36 states and union territories.
  • It provides three performance categories – Achievers (states and UTs achieving 90 per cent or more), Fast Movers (states and UTs scoring between 80 and 90 per cent), and aspirers (states and UTs with percentage scoring below 80 per cent).
  • The 15 states and UTs that have been categorized as achievers in the logistics index chart 2022 are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • The fast movers in the latest report are Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Sikkim and Tripura.
  • 15 states and UTs categorized as aspirers are Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The index aims to boost the logistics performance across India, which is critical for reducing the cost of transactions and boosting international and domestic trade.
  • The LEADS 2022 will assist in the implementation of the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (PMGS-NMP) and the National Logistics Policy (NLP) by identifying gaps in the existing logistics services, infrastructure and regulatory environment.

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