The Modi govt's efforts towards improving the business atmosphere in the country is bearing fruit as India's ranking in the world has shot up nearly a 100 places.
States too are being encouraged in this regard. On Tuesday, the World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) released ease of doing business ANNUAL business ranking of states and UTs.
According to this, Andhra Pradesh has topped the ranking with 98.42 points. Telangana is in second place with 98.33 points and Haryana in third with 98.02 points. Others in the top ten are Jharkhand (4) 97.99, Gujarat (5)97.96, Chhattisgarh (6), Madhya Pradesh (7), Karnataka (8), Rajasthan (9) 95.68 and West Bengal (10). Meghalaya was ranked last at 36th position.
DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank conducts an annual reform exercise for all States/UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).
The rankings take into account ease of construction permits, conformity to labour laws, availibility of land and single window clearance system
The assessment under the BRAP 2017 is based on a combined score consisting of reform evidence score that is based on evidence uploaded by States/UTs and feedback score that is based on response garnered from the actual users of the services provided to the businesses.