Thanks to the visionary planning and direction of Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani, Gujarat has added another feather in its cap with taking the topper position in the country in ‘The Export Preparedness Index – 2020’ announced by the NITI Aayog today. The Index Ranking was made on the basis of ‘Ease of Doing Business’. It is the first Export Preparedness Ranking of the country. Gujarat has taken the prestigious top spot among the 28 states and 8 union territories with securing highest number in different criteria.
The NITI Aayog had set about 50 criteria for these Export Preparedness Index rankings. The ranking parameters included export promotion policy, business environment, R & D supports, export diversification, infrastructure, transport connectivity and others. Owing to its trade and industrial skills, Gujarat is contributing 8 % in the national GDP and 17 % in the industrial output. Due to its 1600 km long coastline, Gujarat has become ‘Gate Way to the World’ for world’s trade and commerce activities. With its 48 big ports, the state is contributing 20 % of nation’s import-export. Earlier, due to the determination of Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani for making all-round development of the state, Gujarat had secured top spot consecutively for ‘Logistics Ease across Different States LEADS Index’ in year 2018 and 2019.
Recently in May-2020, the Invest India in its list of ‘The Great Places of Manufacturing in India for Multinational’ has declared various places of Gujarat as the best destinations for setting up the industries. The list included India’s first PCPIR at Dahej, Auto-Mobile and Auto Components at Sanand-Mandal Becharaji, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals at Halol, and Electronics and Consumer Appliances at Sanand, and others. The Chief Minister’s strategy of ‘Single Window Clearance System’, Transparent Administration and ‘Not Recommendation, But Reforms’ has paid the rich dividends in the form of attracting foreign investment on larger scale in Gujarat.