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Gujarat tops exports index: NITI Aayog

27th August, 2020 Economy

Context: Gujarat tops the Export Preparedness Index 2020 to evaluate States’ potential and capacities, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.


  • The index was released by government think-tank NITI Aayog
  • The other States that have made it to the top 10 include Rajasthan, Odisha, Telangana, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Kerala.
  • The index ranks States on policy, business ecosystem, export ecosystem and export performance. Overall, coastal States emerged as the best performers, with six out of eight coastal States featuring in the top 10 rankings.
  • In the landlocked States, Rajasthan performed the best, followed by Telangana and Haryana, while among the Himalayan states, Uttarakhand is the highest, followed by Tripura and Himachal Pradesh. Among Union Territories, Delhi performed the best, followed by Goa and Chandigarh.
  • Currently, 70% of India’s export has been dominated by five states – Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

NITI Aayog:

  • NITI Aayog is the premier policy 'Think Tank' of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long-term policies and programs for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.

Reference: https://www.thehindu.com/business/gujarat-tops-exports-index-niti-aayog/article32450075.ece