government of India is reportedly planning to add more indicators such as rail
and road connectivity, railway track and highway length, average speeds, the
performance of toll roads, and number and capacity of warehouse facilities to
its Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index.
“The index is
currently based on parameters such as infrastructure, services, safety of
cargo, timeliness, track and trace,” said the Economic Times report.
The first two editions of the LEADS index had ranked Gujarat number
The first two
editions of the LEADS index had ranked Gujarat number one. The state
facilitation and coordination, and efficiency of regulatory processes, are also
considered in the index at present.
Average lead of
cargo in rail, road connectivity and capacity as measured by the length of
state highways, district and rural roads and warehousing capacity of FCI,
Central Warehousing Corporation and State Warehousing Corporation are the
proposed new criteria.