Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana topped rankings for states in the State Business Reform Action Plan 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a conference on September 5.
She acknowledged the effort in continuously implementing the schemes under the action plan, which would help in enhancing the flexibility of doing business in the country.
Some of the focus areas which give access to information and technology, setting up of a single-window system, construction that permit enablers, and land administration, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.
Sitharaman, with Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, and Cabinet Minister Hardeep Singh Puri released the report on September 5, Saturday.
India’s steadfast commitment to reforms can be evident from steady climb to 63rd rank in 2019 in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking from 142nd rank in 2014,” Goyal said.
According to the Press Information Bureau of India, a total of 36 states/Union Territories participated in the implementation of State Business Reform Action Plan 2019.
Several parameters include areas such as construction permits, labour regulation, environmental registration, access to information, land availability, and single-window system.
This ranking has been taking place since 2015, based on the implementation of the State Business Reform Action Plan, PIB stated in a tweet, adding India is one of the few countries where sub-national ranking takes place.