The state competitiveness Index is computed taking into account the 4 major pillars of the competitiveness that form the basis of the diamond model of Professor Porter. These 4 major pillars are further categorized into sub-indices. There are six sub-indices for factor conditions, two for demand conditions, two for context for firm rivalry and two for supporting and related industries. These sub indices further have indicators. Thus there is a 3 level hierarchy for measurement for the overall competitiveness score of the Indian states.