13 states, UTs among achievers in logistics performance index: DPIIT report

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Citing a report of economic think tank NCAER, he said the country’s logistics cost is estimated in the range of 7.8 per cent to 8.9 per cent


Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, and Gujarat are among the 13 states and Union Territories that have again been categorised as “achievers” in the logistics index chart 2023, according to a report released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Saturday.


The index is an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports and economic growth.


As against 15 states and UTs, this year, the number has reduced to 13 as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have slipped into “aspirers” and “fast movers” categories, respectively, this year.


Steps taken by Sikkim and Tripura have helped them move up the ladder to the “achievers” category from “fast movers” in 2022.


The other states and UTs in the “achievers” category are Delhi, Assam, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.


Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, and Puducherry have been categorised as “fast movers” in the report.


Those in the “aspirers” category include Goa, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.


The report ranks states on the basis of their logistics ecosystem, highlights the key logistics-related challenges faced by the stakeholders and includes suggestive recommendations, according to the fifth LEADS (Logistics Ease Across Different States) 2023 report unveiled by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.


The index aims at enhancing focus on improving logistics performance across states, which is essential for improving the country’s trade and reducing transaction costs.


Goyal said the logistics sector will play a key role in taking the country’s economy to about $ 35 trillion by 2047.


Citing a report of economic think tank NCAER, he said the country’s logistics cost is estimated in the range of 7.8 per cent to 8.9 per cent.


“Going forward, the aim to bring it down to the 5-6 per cent level is certainly doable,” he said, adding that the government has taken a series of measures, such as investing huge amounts in infrastructure development to help promote cut logistics costs.


He suggested the industry to focus on skilled manpower, enhanced participation of states, use of new technologies like AI, blockchain and data analytics, and steps to reduce carbon footprint will further help in the growth of the country’s logistics sector.


The minister said the LEADS report will play a pivotal role in instilling healthy competition among states/UTs to enhance logistics performance.


LEADS was conceived on the lines of the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) of the World Bank in 2018. While the LPI relies entirely on perception-based surveys, LEADS incorporates perception and objectivity, thereby enhancing the robustness and comprehensiveness of this exercise.


The report assesses states’ performance across the key pillars of Logistics Infrastructure, Logistics Services and Operating and Regulatory Environment, and empowers the state/UT governments by providing region-specific insights for informed decision-making and comprehensive growth.


It is based on a pan-India primary survey conducted between May and July 2023, covering over 7,300 responses across 36 states/UTs.


Additionally, over 750 stakeholder consultations, facilitated by National, Regional, and State Associations, significantly contributed to this comprehensive evaluation.

First Published: Dec 16 2023 | 6:00 PM IST

According to a report released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, and Gujarat are among the 13 states and Union Territories that have been categorized as “achievers” in the logistics index chart 2023. The index measures the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports and economic growth. This year, the number of achievers has reduced to 13 as Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand have moved into the “aspirers” and “fast movers” categories, respectively. Sikkim and Tripura have moved up to the “achievers” category from “fast movers” in 2022. The report ranks states based on their logistics ecosystem and provides recommendations. Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal stated that the logistics sector will play a key role in the country’s economy and that the aim is to bring down logistics costs to 5-6%. The report aims to enhance logistics performance and instill healthy competition among states.,

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