LEADS report

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Recently, the union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles released the “Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023” report in New Delhi on 16th December 2023.

About LEADS report 

  • The Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) was conceived on the lines of the Logistics Performance Index of World Bank in 2018 and has evolved over time.
  • It incorporates both perception as well as objectivity thereby enhancing the robustness and comprehensiveness of this exercise.
  • It provides insights into improvement of logistics performance at State/UT level.
  • It highlights an enhanced overall stakeholder perception and impact of various reforms, across States and UTs.
  • This report, signalling a positive shift in States’ performance across the key pillars – Logistics Infrastructure, Logistics Services and Operating and Regulatory Environment, empowers the State/UT Governments by providing region specific insights for informed decision making and comprehensive growth.
  • This report is based on a pan-India primary survey, conducted between May and July 2023, covering over 7,300 responses across all States/UTs.
  • Performance Highlights from LEADS 2023:
  • Coastal Group
    • Achievers: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
    • Fast Movers: Kerala, Maharashtra
    • Aspirers: Goa, Odisha, West Bengal
  • Landlocked Group
    • Achievers: Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh
    • Fast Movers: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
    • Aspirers: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand
  • North-East Group
    • Achievers: Assam, Sikkim, Tripura
    • Fast Movers: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland
    • Aspirers: Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram
  • Union Territories
    • Achievers: Chandigarh, Delhi
    • Fast Movers: Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
    • Aspirers: Daman & Diu/ Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

Q1) What is the Logistics Performance Index (LPI)?

It is released by the World Bank. It is an interactive benchmarking tool created to help countries identify the challenges and opportunities they face in their performance on trade logistics and what they can do to improve their performance.It measures the ease of establishing reliable supply chain connections and structural factors that make it possible, such as the quality of logistics services, trade and transport-related infrastructure, as well as border controls.

Source: Shri Piyush Goyal releases the “Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023”