Why is it in the news ?

Gujarat has been ranked at the first place in the second edition of the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index.

  • Among the union territories, Chandigarh was at top position while Delhi and Puducherry followed it.

About LEADS index

  1. The Commerce and Industry Ministry has developed the index to establish the baseline of performance in the logistics sector based on the perception of users and stakeholders at the State level.
  2. The parameters on which States/Uts are ranked are,




Operating and Regulatory


Availability and quality of Logistics Infrastructure

Quality of logistics services provided, Ease of arranging logistics, timeliness of Cargo, Ease of Track & Trace, Safety and Security of Cargo

State facilitation and coordination, Efficiency of regulatory processes.