*Ranked 16th in the country
PANAJI: Goa emerged as the top state in Niti Aayog’s Export Preparedness Index 2022 among 9 Small States and Union Territories followed by Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi. Goa has scored 51.58 on the index and has secured 16th position overall among 36 States and UTs.
Goa’s total export value stood at US$ 2.43 Billion with Medicine, Iron, and telephone parts as its primary products. As regards Goa’s performance on various parameters based on which the ranking have been decided, the state stands 7th on Policy index, 9th in Business Ecosystem , 24th in export ecosystem and 17th in Export Performance.
“Focus on creating Free Trade Zones, Agri-export zones, and export-dedicated warehouses can improve its export-specific infrastructure. This can be done using availing the benefits of schemes like TIES,” the report recommends.
he number of states with less than 10 per cent people living in multidimensional poverty doubled in the five years between 2016 and 2021, shows the latest report on poverty from government think tank NITI Ayog, released Monday.
According to the report, in 2015-16 (NFHS-4), only seven states had less than 10 per cent of their population living in multidimensional poverty — Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Goa, and Kerala.
However, in 2019-21 (NFHS-5), the list had doubled to include 14 states, with the seven new additions being Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, and Uttarakhand.
All of these states saw a significant reduction in poverty headcount ratios. The percentage of people living under multidimensional poverty decreased from 13.18 per cent to 5.88 per cent in Telangana; from 11.77 per cent to 6.06 per cent in Andhra Pradesh; from 11.88 per cent to 7.07 per cent in Haryana; from 12.77 per cent to 7.8 percent in Karnataka; from 14.8 per cent to 7.81 per cent in Maharashtra, rom 16.96 to 8.1 per cent in Manipur; and from 17.67 per cent to 9.67 per cent in Uttarakhand.
Collectively, India has lifted approximately 13.5 crore people out of multidimensional poverty in the same period, the report said.