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Tamil Nadu topped NITI Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2022

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Tamil Nadu topped the third edition of the NITI Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2022 with an overall score of 80.89, piping Maharashtra (78.20) and Karnataka (76.36).

 

Overview of the Export Preparedness Index 2022:

The third edition of the NITI Aayog’s Preparedness Index 2022 has released on 17th July 2023.  According to the report, out of the 680 districts engaged in exports, the top 100 districts contribute about 87% of the total exports from India. To promote exports, 647 districts have formed a District Export Promotion Committee, while 557 have formulated a District Export Action Plan.

  • According to the Export Preparedness Index 2022, Tamil Nadu topped the ranking with an overall score of 80.89 while Maharashtra with a score of 78.20 was second and Karnataka was third with a score of 76.36.
  • Gujarat scored fourth position with a score of 73.22 followed by Andhra Pradesh, Odissa, West Bengal and Kerala in the ranking of coastal areas.
  • Among hilly/Himalayan states Uttarakhand topped the ranking with a score of 59.13 followed by Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram in that order.
  • Among the landlocked regions, Harayana topped the ranking with a score of 63.65 followed by Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • In the category of Union Territories/small states, Goa topped the ranking with a score of 51.58 followed by Jammu-Kashmir, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar and Ladakh.
  • Among export districts, Jamnagar in Gujarat topped the chart which was followed by Surat, Mumbai Suburban, Mumbai, Pune, Bharuch, Kanchipuram, Ahmedabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Bengaluru Urban.
  • Gujarat has 8 districts, the highest number of districts in the top 25 export districts in the country.

About the Export Preparedness Index:

  • The Export Preparedness Index is a comprehensive assess the export preparedness of the States and UTs in the country.
  • The index conducts a comprehensive analysis of States and UTs across export-related parameters to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
  • The methodology of the index is an evolving process that constantly incorporates stakeholder feedback.

Objectives of Export Preparedness Index:

  • To provide a comprehensive and objective assessment of the export preparedness of the States and UTs.
  • To highlight the achievements and best practices adopted by the States and UTs to improve their ranking in the index.
  • To foster a competitive spirit among States and UTs.
  • To enhance cooperation between them and the Centre, to achieve sustainable growth and development for India.

 Pillars of Export Preparedness Index:

The index uses 4 pillars to assess the export preparedness and the performance:

  • Policy Pillar: This pillar evaluated how well the states and UTs adopted and implemented export related policies at state and district level.
  • Business Ecosystem: This pillar assesses the quality and availability of business supportive infrastructure such as power, water, land and logistics as well as the transport connectivity of the States and UTs to domestic and international market.
  • Export Ecosystem: This pillar focuses on the export supportive infrastructure and trade services provided by the States and the UTs.
  • Export Performance: This pillar measures the actual export outcomes of the states and UTs such as export growth, diversification and competitiveness.

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