Gujarat has retained its position as the top performer among 21 states in the LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2021 index followed by Haryana, Punjab, Tamilnadu.
- LEADS 2021 report has been prepared by a team of Transport & Logistics professionals at Ernst & Young LLP with guidance and inputs from Department of Logistics, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
About LEADS 2021:
i.LEADS 2021 is the 3rd edition of the LEADS report (1st -2018; 2nd – 2019). It includes the methodologies to identify the logistics infrastructure and services across India.
- No ranking was released in 2020 due to the COVID-19.
ii.The LEADS 2021 Index ranks are presented in 3 separate categories namely States, NorthEastern States and Himalayan Union Territories (UTs) and Other UTs.
Note – Andaman and Nicobar Island, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Lakshadweep and Puducherry, have not been ranked in the LEADS 2021 survey.
Top States/UTs of LEADS 2021 Index:
i.LEADS which is the report by the Department of Commerce became a guide for States/UTs to identify their performance and strength and opportunities and to develop the same to improve their logistics performance.
- LEADS survey 2021 was conducted from May to August 2021.
ii.India is the world’s 5th-largest economy in terms of nominal GDP and among the fastest-growing major economy worldwide.
Note – India reported $ 197.5 billion in exports in the 1st half of FY21 (i.e. up to September 2021).
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About Ministry of Commerce and Industry:
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