Gujarat has been ranked the topmost performer on the logistics index chart among 22 Indian States, an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports and economic growth, according to a recent report released by the Commerce Ministry. It is followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh stood last on the chart.

The index in the report titled Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2019, prepared with the help of consultancy firm Deloitte, aims at enhancing the focus on improving logistics performance across states that is essential for improving the country’s trade and reducing transactions cost. The index was based on the analysis of perception with regard to nine parameters, including infrastructure, quality of logistics, services, and timeliness of cargo delivery, regulatory process and safety of cargo.

Among the union territories, Chandigarh occupied the top position followed by Delhi and Puducherry. Chandigarh has replaced Daman and Diu in the latest logistics performance index. Among the hilly States, Tripura retained the top spot. It was followed by Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.