Gujarat stands first across the nation for the third consecutive year in LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States)
Gujarat tops in LEADS-2021 Index of Ministry of Industry and Commerce, GoI
CM congratulates for one more successful step from self-reliant Gujarat to self-reliant India
Gandhinagar, Monday: One more milestone has been added to the pride of Gujarat which is a role model of development in the country in the beginning of Vikram Samvat 2078 (New Year).
Gujarat has ranked first across the nation for the third consecutive year in LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2021 in terms of ease of handling. Gujarat has topped in LEADS-2021 Index published by Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Government of India.
Gujarat has earlier achieved the first rank in LEADS index in 2018 and 2019. The LEADS Index is prepared by the Government of India to promote the integrated logistics ecosystem in the country by obtaining the views and opinions of stakeholders involved in the field of logistics in various States and Union Territories of the country conducting online surveys. Despite COVID-19 pandemic Gujarat has stood the first position.
Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel congratulated the concerned departments for this one more successful step towards self-reliant Gujarat and self-reliant India.
The LEADS-2021 index parameters include 21 indicators including state infrastructure i.e. road-rail network, ports and airports, warehouses and cold storage as well services provided by the service provider include delivery within the stipulated time frame, ease of delivery of goods from one place to another, traceability of goods, law and order under security and operating and regulatory environment, labor laws, transparency in approvals.
Gujarat has ranked first for the third consecutive year. In this ranking, after Gujarat, Haryana took the second position and Punjab stood at the third position. Gujarat is a leading industrial state with a contribution of 8% to the country’s GDP. Not only that, it has also ranked first in the country in getting FDI and also in getting IEM.
Gujarat alone carries 40 per cent of the country’s 514 million metric tons of cargo with 1600 km of coastline and 1 major and 48 non-major ports. The Integrated Logistics and Logistics Parks-2021 policy, in line with the state government’s Pro-Active Policies, Well Driven Infrastructure and Services Driven by a Responsive Government policy, gives new impetus to the statewide logistics network ecosystem.
This policy of Gujarat has been formulated in accordance with the provisions of the draft National Logistics Policy which enhances the quality of logistics services and places special emphasis on the use of technology.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat