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Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Sh. Piyush Goyal released the “Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023” report in New Delhi.

What is Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS)?

  • The logistics division of DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry undertakes an annual “Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS)” survey in all States/ UTs to assess and suggest various improvements in logistics sector of the country.
  • LEADS was conceived on the lines of Logistics Performance Index of World Bank in 2018 and has evolved over time. While the LPI relies entirely on perception-based surveys, LEADS incorporates both perception as well as objectivity thereby enhancing the robustness and comprehensiveness of this exercise
  • The LEADS survey assesses viewpoints of various users and stakeholders across value chain (Shippers, Terminal Infrastructure Service Providers, Logistics Service Providers, Transporters and Government agencies) to understand the ‘enabler’ and ‘impediments’ to logistics ecosystem in the country.
  • The first logistics report was released in 2018
  • Three performance categories namely
  • Achievers: States/UTs achieving 90% or more percentage.
  • Fast Movers: States/UTs achieving percentage scores between 80-90%
  • Aspirers: States/UTs achieving percentage scores below 80% have been made
  • states have been now classified under four categories viz coastal states, hinterland/landlocked states, north-eastern states, and Union Territories


  • The 5 edition of the LEADS annual exercise – LEADS 2023 report, provides insights into improvement of logistics performance at State/UT level.
  • This report, signalling a positive shift in States’ performance across the key pillars – Logistics Infrastructure, Logistics Services and Operating and Regulatory Environment.
  • This report is based on a pan-India primary survey, conducted between May and July 2023.
  • Coastal Group
  • Achievers: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.
  • Fast Movers: Kerala, Maharashtra
  • Aspirers: Goa, Odisha, West Bengal
  • Landlocked Group
  • Achievers: Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh
  • Fast Movers: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
  • Aspirers: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand
  • North-East Group
  • Achievers: Assam, Sikkim, Tripura
  • Fast Movers: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland
  • Aspirers: Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram
  • Union Territories
  • Achievers: Chandigarh, Delhi
  • Fast Movers: Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
  • Aspirers: Daman & Diu/ Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh