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Export Preparedness Index 2021

  • IAS NEXT, Lucknow
  • 28, Mar 2022
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NITI Aayog, in collaboration with the Institute of Competitiveness, has released the second edition of the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2021.

  • The first Index was launched in August 2020.

About the Index:

  • The Export Preparedness Index is a comprehensive analysis of India’s export achievements.
  • It aims to identify the fundamental areas critical for subnational export promotion.
  • The coastal states have been adjudged as the best performers in the index.

How were states ranked?

The index ranked states on four key parameters – policy; business ecosystem; export ecosystem; export performance.

  • The index also 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.

Performance of various states:

  • Gujarat has topped NITI Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2021 for the second consecutive time.
  • Maharashtra has been ranked second and Karnataka has been ranked third.