Goa has been ranked at the 18th place on Centre's annual logistics rankings for states, released on Monday, with Gujarat retaining the top spot.
Compared to the rankings in 2019, Goa improved its performance jumping from 21st position to 18th.
The Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) report is aimed at gauging the logistics performance of states and Union Territories (UT) and identifying areas where they can improve logistics performance. States are ranked based on quality and capacity of key infrastructures such as road, rail and warehousing as well as on operational ease of logistics including the security of cargo, speed of terminal services and regulatory approvals.
"It’s a report that I would urge all stakeholders to look at very seriously, to learn from it, to help build up India’s competitiveness, and bring in a little more friendly competition among states,” said Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.
The top six states in the LEADS index are Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. Odisha came seventh in the latest round, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Assam stood last among 21 states while Jammu & Kashmir was ranked first in the Northeastern states and Himalayan region, followed by Sikkim and Meghalaya. Delhi ranked first among the Union territories, while Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand were among the states recording remarkable improvements, the report said.