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New Delhi, Dec 18 – As many as 13 states and union territories (UTs) have been categorised as ‘Achievers’ in the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2023 report released on Saturday by Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, Tripura, Chandigarh and Delhi have been categorised as Achievers.

In LEADS report last year, 15 states and UTs had been grouped under the Achievers category.
The grouping of states across three categories of Achievers, Fast Movers and Aspirers indicates health of logistics ecosystem across various states and UTs.

LEADS 2023, fifth edition of the annual logistics performance report, categorizes states into four categories of coastal, landlocked, north-eastern regions and Union Territories (UTs).
Within coastal group, Maharashtra has moved from Achievers to Fast Movers while Odisha has moved from Achievers to Aspirers, according to LEADS 2023.

In landlocked group, Uttarakhand has moved from Achievers to Fast Movers and Himachal Pradesh has moved from Achievers to Aspirers. Within north-east group, Sikkim and Tripura have moved from Fast Movers to Achievers while Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland have moved from Aspirers to Fast Movers.
Within UTs group, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep have moved from Aspirers to Fast Movers.
“Balance states and UTs within each group have retained their 2022 performance category. A close competition among the States and UTs, with the difference between Achievers and Fast Movers narrowing down was observed,” the report said.