National logistics index: Gujarat, Punjab, Andhra best performing states

09 January, 2018

New Delhi: Gujarat, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh are the best performing states in terms of mobility of goods and efficiency of the logistics chain, according to a new ranking of states brought out by the government. 

Launched on Monday, the new Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index developed by the Commerce and Industry Ministry and Deloitte ranked states in terms of the logistical support they provided to promote goods trade. 

The ranking is based on parameters such as the competitiveness of pricing, timeliness and availability of infrastructure and that of services, among others. It aims to encourage states to provide the policy push towards improving their logistics-related infrastructure. 

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh made up the remaining top 10. Assam, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir featured on the bottom of the list, owing to the lack of good transport facilities, scarcity of logistics services and bad track record in timeliness.