What is LEADS Index? Gujarat Tops Logistics Performance Index Chart (Important) (Download PDF)

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Gujarat has topped a perception-based index of mobility of goods and efficiency of logistics chain among the ranking done for 22 states. Criteria for Ranking - The ranking was based on indicators such as

  • Infrastructure
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  • Services
  • Safety of cargo
  • competitiveness of pricing
  • operating environment
  • regulatory process
  • Timeliness
  • Track and trace

Indicators were as per the new Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index developed by the commerce and industry ministry along with Deloitte.

How Did the Other States Do?

  • Punjab has acquired second position followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

Among the Union Territories, Daman & Diu Occupied Top Slot Followed by NCT Delhi and Chandigarh.

  • As regards the hilly states, Tripura was on top followed by Mizoram and Meghalaya.

What is LEADS Index (Important)?

  • The LEADs index is a composite indicator to assess international trade logistics across different states/UTs.
  • The index is based on stakeholders’ survey conducted by Deloitte for Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • LEADS is loosely based on World Bank’s biannual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) on which India was ranked 35 among 160 countries in 2016, up from 54 in 2014.
  • It aims to serve as an indicator of efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports in particular and economic growth in general.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 12, 2018

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