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LEADS Ranking

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has released the Fifth edition of the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) annual exercise.
  • Modelled after the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) of the World Bank.


  • Modelled after the Logistics Performance Index (LPI) of the World Bank.
  • Launched in 2018, continuously evolving and incorporating both subjective and objective measures, distinguishing it from the solely perception-based LPI.
  • Assessment based on three fundamental pillars: Infrastructure, Services, and Operating and Regulatory Environment.

Key Highlights of the 2023 LEADS Report

  • Encompasses 11 states and 2 Union Territories, offering a comprehensive view of logistics performance across different geographical and administrative regions.

Performance Highlights from LEADS 2023


AchieversCoastal GroupAndhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Landlocked GroupHaryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh
North-East GroupAssam, Sikkim, Tripura
Union TerritoriesChandigarh, Delhi
Fast MoversCoastal GroupKerala, Maharashtra
Landlocked GroupMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
North-East GroupArunachal Pradesh, Nagaland
Union TerritoriesAndaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
AspirersCoastal GroupGoa, Odisha, West Bengal
Landlocked GroupBihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand
North-East GroupManipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram
Union TerritoriesDaman & Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh



  • LEADS serves as a valuable tool for assessing and improving logistics performance across diverse regions.


Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

·       The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is released by the World Bank.

·       It serves as an interactive benchmarking tool designed to assist countries in assessing their performance in trade logistics.

·       The LPI focuses on measuring the ease of establishing reliable supply chain connections.

·       It evaluates structural factors contributing to logistics efficiency, including the quality of logistics services, trade and transport-related infrastructure, and border controls.

·       The index incorporates key components, such as the quality of logistics services, the adequacy of trade and transport-related infrastructure, and the efficiency of border control procedures.

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