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Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020 released

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  • August 28, 2020
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Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020 released

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Trade

In News:

  • Released by: NITI Aayog and the Institute of Competitiveness. 
  • It is the first report to examine export preparedness and performance of Indian states. 
  • Objective: To identify challenges and opportunities; enhance the effectiveness of government policies; and encourage a facilitative regulatory framework.
  • The structure of the EPI includes 4 pillars: Policy; Business Ecosystem; Export Ecosystem; Export Performance.

Key takeaways 

  • Indian states scored average 50% in sub-pillars of Exports Diversification, Transport Connectivity, and Infrastructure. 
  • Overall, most of the Coastal States are the best performers. 
  • Top Coastal States: Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu 
  • Top landlocked states: Rajasthan, Telangana and Haryana.
  • Top Himalayan states: Uttarakhand, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Top Union Territories: Delhi, Goa and Chandigarh.

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