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LEADS Survey 2022

LEADS Survey 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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LEADS Survey 2022 in News

  • Recently, the Logistics Division of DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce & Industry completed the Survey for LEADS 2022 (Logistics Ease Across Different States).



LEADS Survey 2022

  • Background: The first Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEAD) report was released in 2018.
    • LEADS 2020 ranking was not released due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • About: “Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS)” survey is an annual exercise taken in all States/ UTs to assess and suggest various improvements in logistics sector of the country.
    • In the annual LEADS Report for 2021, Gujarat, Haryana and Punjab held top three ranks among States respectively.
    • On the other hand, Jammu Kashmir, Sikkim and Meghalaya were top three in North-eastern States and Himalayan UTs respectively.
  • Mandate: LEADS Survey aims to develop a robust and cost-efficient logistics ecosystem in Indian States/UTs.
  • Parent Ministry: LEADS Survey is conducted by the logistics division of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • LEADS Survey 2022: The LEADS 2022 exercise is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2022, which shall be followed by release of LEADS 2022 Report in October 2022.
  • Parameters Used: LEADS Survey is based on the following eight parameters-
    • Infrastructure,
    • Services,
    • Timeliness,
    • Track and trace,
    • Competitiveness of pricing,
    • Safety of cargo,
    • Operating environment and
    • Regulatory process.


LEADS Survey Assessment and Ranking Process

  • The LEADS survey assesses viewpoints of various users and stakeholders across value chain to understand the ‘enabler’ and ‘impediments’ to logistics ecosystem in the country.
    • Various Stakeholders across logistics value chain are Shippers, Terminal Infrastructure Service Providers, Logistics Service Providers, Transporters and Government agencies.
  • The annual LEADS survey, processes the data received from stakeholders (perception data) and States/ UTs (objective data) and ranks logistics ecosystem of each State/ UT using a statistical model.



Significance of LEADS Survey 2022

  • The LEADS 2022 survey, along with PM GatiShakti’s transformative approach, is to break the silos and improve the logistics efficiency of the country.
    • The LEADS 2022 survey further propels the transformative approach by of PM-Gati Shakti.
  • This will also reflect positively on international indices, such as Logistics Performance Index (LPI) conducted biennially by the World Bank.
  • LEADS Survey identifies issues and bottlenecks which need immediate action and can help synergize supply chain.


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