Gujarat tops Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020

New Delhi, August 26

Gujarat has topped the Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2020 adopted by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu within the second and third place respectively, in accordance with the federal government assume tank’s report launched on Wednesday.

According to the report, six of eight coastal states function within the prime ten rankings, indicating the presence of robust enabling and facilitating elements to advertise exports.

Among the landlocked states, Rajasthan has carried out the perfect, adopted by Telangana and Haryana.

Among the Himalayan states, Uttarakhand topped the chart, adopted by Tripura and Himachal Pradesh, the report stated including that throughout Union Territories, Delhi has carried out the perfect, adopted by Goa and Chandigarh.

The report famous that Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand are two landlocked states that had initiated a number of measures to advertise exports.

Other states dealing with related socio-economic challenges can take a look at the measures taken by Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand and attempt to implement them to develop their exports, the report famous.

Speaking on the launch of the report, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar stated exports are an integral a part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and the nation should hold striving to extend the share of exports in GDP and world commerce.

“We will try to double India’s share in world trade in the coming years,” he stated.

The Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman identified that India’s per capita exports are USD 241, in comparison with South Korea’s USD 11,900 and China’s USD 18,000, so there’s a big potential for development of India’s exports, he stated including “states must look at creating a separate department for exports promotion.” Kumar stated the federal government of India has made it clear that manufacturing linked incentive (PLI) schemes are crucial to selling exports.

He stated there’s a want to tell apart between coastal states and landlocked states as a result of situations for exports in coastal states and landlocked states are very totally different.

Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stated the fast development of exports is an important part for long-term financial development.

A beneficial ecosystem allows a rustic to contribute considerably to world worth chains and reap the advantages of built-in manufacturing networks, globally, Kant added.

India’s merchandise exports have witnessed development from USD 275.9 billion in 2016–17 to USD 303.5 billion in 2017– 18, to USD billion in 2018–19.

However, the COVID-19 disaster dealt a significant blow to the present fiscal. Consequently, India’s exports shrank by 60 per cent in April 2020.

Niti Aayog in partnership with the Institute of Competitiveness launched the primary Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020.

The index ranked states on 4 key parameter – Policy; Business Ecosystem; Export Ecosystem; Export Performance.

The index additionally took into consideration 11 sub-pillars — Export Promotion Policy; Institutional Framework; Business Environment; Infrastructure; Transport Connectivity; Access to Finance; Export Infrastructure; Trade Support; R&D Infrastructure; Export Diversification; and Growth Orientation. PTI 

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