The Northeast States had the poorest rankings in the ease of doing business ranking, while Gujarat has slipped to the third position from the top in the list prepared by the World Bank and the Indian Government’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion this year.
The Action Plan includes reforms on 58 regulatory processes, policies, practices or procedures spread across 10 reform areas spanning the life cycle of a typical business. These are mainly single window clearance, tax reforms, labour and environment reforms, dispute resolution and construction permit.
While Tripura has moved 4 places above to 22nd position from last year’s 26th position with 16.67 points whereas Assam has slipped from 22nd position to 24th position with 14.29 points.
These rankings were provided in the report titled ‘Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms 2016’, which was prepared by World Bank in association with the government.
The rest of the Northeast States namely Nagaland secured 26th rank, Manipur in placed 28th followed by Mizoram, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya with rankings of 29th, 30th and 31st ranks respectively.
States That Did Well
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly topped the ease of doing business ranking, while Gujarat has slipped to the third position in the list prepared by the World Bank and the Indian government’s department of industrial policy and promotion this year.
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana occupied the fourth, fifth and sixth slots in the index based on the degree of implementation of the government’s 340-point Business Reform Action Plan.