The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has recently released Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) reports.
The Logistics Ease Across Different States 2022 (LEADS) is a survey that aims to boost logistics performance in India. The survey will help identify the challenges faced by various states and unions, and provide solutions for these challenges.
Logistics is an integral part of a company’s business and it is not just about getting the goods to the customer. It is about reducing the cost and making sure that they are delivered on time, every time.
India is one of the most diverse countries in the world and this diversity is also seen in logistics. The Logistics Ease Across Different States(LEADS) is an indigenous data-driven index to assess logistics infrastructure, services, and human resources across all states and UTs. Earlier this survey used a ranking system that identified all states into three categories based on the performance assessment – Achievers, Fast Movers, and Aspirers. The Achievers are the states and UTs that get 90% or above, Fast Movers are the states and UTs that get between 80 to 90%, and Aspirers are the states and UTs that score less than 80%.
However LEADS 2022 uses a classification-based grading system that identifies four categories as per their logistics ecosystem – Coastal States, Hinterland/Landlocked States, Nort-Eastern States, and Union Territories. The State or Union Territory is assessed for performance among that particular category as Achievers, Fast Movers, and Aspirers.
Achievers- States, and UTs that get 90% or above.
Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.
The topper is Maharashtra.
Fast Movers- States and UTs that get between 80 to 90%
Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura.
Aspirers – States, and UTs that score less than 80%.
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Mizoram, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Ladakh, Nagaland, Jammu and Kashmir, and Arunachal Pradesh.
The survey also has a target to understand the challenges faced by various stakeholders involved in the logistics industry and how they can be tackled with better planning and execution.
The findings of this survey will help in formulating appropriate strategies which will lead to improved performance in the logistics sector in India. It can save about 10 lakh crore rupees per year by enhancing the efficiency of logistics and reducing the cost of transport considerably.
The LEADS 2022 report will help the PM Gati-Shakti National Master Plan(PMGS-NMP) and National Logistics Policy(NLP) to map the infrastructure for logistics, services, and rules and regulations. This would enable the government to determine the gaps and fill them and attain data-driven multimodal connectivity. Read More
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