Tamil Nadu which used to be a leader in
manufacturing industry in 1970s has been pushed back to the eighth position in
the ranking among states for efficiency in the Logistics sector. The poor
ranking is despite the fact the state has three major ports, string of minor
ports besides largest lorry infrastructure in Namakkal.
Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and
Rajasthan are ahead of the southern state besides manufacturing giants
Maharashtra and Gujarat. Telengana and Chattisgarh are behind Tamil Nadu as per
the Logistics ease across states LEADs index released by the Commerce Minister
Suresh Prabhu earlier this week at the National capital.
Gujarat, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh are the
best performing states in the country with regard to mobility of goods and
efficiency of the Logistics chain. They are followed by Karnataka, Maharashtra,
Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Chattisgarh.
on the bottom of the ladder include Assam Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.
is based on the countrywide inputs received from various stakeholders in the
logistics sector, among them being shippers, Logistics service providers,
terminal operators and transporters. This is the first such index developed by
the commerce ministry and US consultancy firm Deloitte. It ranks states in
terms of the Logistical support they provided to the merchandise trade.