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Logistics Performance Index – LEADS 2021: Gujarat Retains Top Slot

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Gujarat retains top slot on logistics performance indexGujarat 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:

CategoriesRank States/UTsScore
4 TamilNadu3.36
North Eastern

States and

Himalayan UTs

1Jammu Kashmir2.64

Key Points: 

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:

Union Minister – Piyush Goyal (Constituency – Maharashtra)
Minister of State –  Som Parkash (Constituency – Hoshiarpur, Punjab), Anupriya Singh Patel (Constituency – Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh)