National Logistics Index 2021

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10 November 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently released the Logistics Ease Across Different States 2021 Index. 

Highlights:
♦ Index is now in its third version. Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab were ranked first, second, and third in the ranking, respectively, for goods mobility and logistics chain efficiency. 
♦ This index assigns states a ranking based on their logistics infrastructure.
♦ Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab are the states with the best results (Top 3 slot respectively)
♦ Tamil Nadu is ranked fourth, and Maharashtra is ranked fifth.
♦ In comparison to the 2019 LEADS rating, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand have seen considerable improvements. 
♦ These are the states that have improved the most.
♦ Jammu and Kashmir emerged as the highest performers among Himalayan UTs.
♦ Sikkim and Meghalaya came out on top in the North-Eastern States.
♦ Within the “other United Territories” category, Delhi was ranked first.

Index
♦ In 2018, the LEADS (Logistic Ease Across Different States) index was introduced. It was created by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 
♦ The ranking assigns points to governments based on their logistical support for promoting goods commerce. 
♦ The rating is based on factors such as pricing competitiveness, infrastructure availability, and service availability. 
♦ Its goal is to urge states to develop policies that would help them strengthen their logistical infrastructure.

 

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