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Meghalaya only Aspirer in Logistics Performance Index

Shillong, Dec 16: Meghalaya is only an aspiring state in the Logistics Performance Index according to a report released by the Centre on Saturday.

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Piyush Goyal released the “Logistics Ease Across Different State (LEADS) 2023.

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In the North East group, Manipur and Mizoram are other Aspirers while Fast Movers are Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland. Achievers are  Assam, Sikkim and Tripura and Mizoram

Union Territories

  • Achievers: Chandigarh, Delhi
  • Fast Movers: Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
  • Aspirers: Daman & Diu/ Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

Coastal Group

  • Achievers: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
  • Fast Movers: Kerala, Maharashtra
  • Aspirers: Goa, Odisha, West Bengal

Landlocked Group

  • Achievers: Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh
  • Fast Movers: Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
  • Aspirers: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand.

What the report says about Meghalaya 

The report said that user performance assessment of Meghalaya is below the average of North-East Group for most of the indicators across pillars. However, there has been an improvement in the overall perception of the state’s logistics ecosystem. since LEADS 2019.

Looking ahead, the state could benefit from having a logistics policy and taking steps for preparation of Logistics Master Plan to drive efficiency improvements. and facilitate investments within the logistics sector.

Logistics infrastructure indicators are based on the performance of Road, Packaging, Rail,Warehouse,Terminal and  Last Mile Connectivity.

To enhance infrastructure across the state, Meghalaya could collaborate with industry stakeholders to develop a comprehensive, data-driven Logistics Master Plan. This plan would serve as a framework for identifying existing gaps and strategies to implement the proposed interventions.

Focus on Mahendraganj

State may also undertake an evaluation of the feasibility and demand for developing logistics infrastructure at Mahendraganj to facilitate EXIM cargo transportation to Bangladesh which could help reduce traffic congestion at ICP Tetrapole.

User perception assessment for all the Logistics Service indicators, except Quality of Transport Services, is below the average performance. assessment of North-East Group.

The report suggests that the state should enhance mobile connectivity across the region to improve the availability of track and trace services. Additionally, state should prioritize addressing skill gaps by collaborating with private stakeholders to devise and develop logistics-related training programmes and courses to provide industry. ready manpower.

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