Andhra, Telangana easiest place to do business in India: World Bank

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly dislodged Gujarat to emerge as the best states to do business in the country, according to a report by the World Bank and DIPP.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 31, 2016 8:01 pm
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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have jointly dislodged Gujarat to emerge as the best states to do business in the country, according to a report by the World Bank and DIPP.

Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana occupied the 4th, 5th and 6th slots in the index, based on implementation of DIPP’s 340-point Business Reform Action Plan.

“States are really competing with each other. Healthy competition is happening among all the states. Everybody is monitoring everybody’s performance,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while releasing the report.

She however said that more efforts are needed to encourage states like Jammu and Kashmir (at 31st) and other north-eastern regions to improve their business climate.

Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim stand at 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th position.

“There is a long way to go,” she said, adding that this time 15 states have implemented reforms suggested by the ministry as compared to seven last year.

Interestingly, eight out of top 10 states are ruled by BJP-led NDA. While Telengana is ruled by TRS, Uttarakhand has a Congress government.

The business reform action plan for states and UTs includes reforms on 58 regulatory processes, policies, practices, or procedures spread across 10 reform areas spanning the lifecycle of a typical business. These are mainly single window clearance, tax reforms, labour and environment reforms, dispute resolution and construction permit.

In 2015 Index, Gujarat featured at the top, with Andhra Pradesh grabbing the second position and Telangana 13th.

As per the latest 2016 index, those in the list of top 10 states in India providing a better climate for businesses include Jharkhand (7th), Rajasthan (8th), Uttarakhand (9th) and Maharashtra (10th).

Among other major states, Odisha occupied 11th slot, followed by Punjab, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.

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 Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

The exercise is aimed at promoting competition among states with a view to improve business climate to attract domestic as well as foreign investments.

In the World Bank’s latest ‘Doing Business’ report, India’s place remained unchanged from last year’s original ranking of 130 among the 190 economies.

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    Dini.vino
    Oct 31, 2016 at 3:53 pm
    So Chandrababu and Chandrasekhar could bribe World bank? Cool!
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      Mahesh
      Oct 31, 2016 at 3:41 pm
      indo-pak, andhra-telgana are con-joined twins. there cannot be one ref without other.
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        MyTake
        Oct 31, 2016 at 6:56 pm
        If Chandra Babu Naidu can become another Modi this will be much to the delight of the later. At least there will be hope that there are more people who can take Modi agenda further and wider in a Team spirit.
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          MyTake
          Oct 31, 2016 at 9:03 pm
          Strange the sickulars have not raised the issue, "Implementation of DIPP’s 340-point Business Reform Action Plan to be an intolerant SCHEME"!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They must be really dull to keep pace with Modi as he is going to leave them high and dry! Days for last rites of Congies and Commies are not far away after they will be choked in their own dungeon!
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            MyTake
            Oct 31, 2016 at 6:53 pm
            This is exactly what Modi Team wants to outdo each other in the compeion for progress and development. Once the spirit of compeion in good things takes hold of public consciousness there is no stoppage, no Commie or Congie drama playing with people's fate (some time hidden away from real Am Admi's reach)!
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              MyTake
              Oct 31, 2016 at 8:57 pm
              [“States are really competing with each other. Healthy compeion is happening among all the states. Everybody is monitoring everybody’s performance,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while releasing the report.]lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Death knell for all the jokers in public life! Soon these jokers will be p u s s y footing away from the fight! Even Mamata won't be spared in days ahead with her Muslim vote bank, unless she starts behaving!
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                andy
                Oct 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm
                Chandra babu might had given bribe to venkaiah Naidu mrs sitarAman and SURESH Prabhu because this people represents from ap babu already caught in in note for vote case
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                  M.P.Rao
                  Oct 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                  The two States are headed by dynamic and developement oriented Chief Ministers.There is also compeion amongst the people of both States to score over each other in developement.It is therefore no surprise that the two States have been found to be easy in business dealings.
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                    Prateik
                    Oct 31, 2016 at 5:16 pm
                    Congress samjha hai kya
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                      Vasudevan Venugopal
                      Oct 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                      Andhra Pradesh and Telangana deserve congratulations. Shri Chandrababu Naidu is already a proven leader with state of the art administrative skills combined with unbound energy and enthusiasm. Shri Chandrasekhar Rao is proving himself under difficult situations. However, if only Shri Rao could scale down the enormous wasteful expenditure out of state exchequer on ers like "vastu compliance", etc. His State has an unusually large number of people living below the poverty line; after all.
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                        Augustus
                        Oct 31, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                        Where is Amma Nadu?
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                          venu
                          Oct 31, 2016 at 10:26 pm
                          Due credit is not given to Telangana state and its CM Chandra Shekar Rao, which jumped from 13th to 1st position within a year and introducing many reforms, this is done without much attention.
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                            venu
                            Oct 31, 2016 at 10:19 pm
                            Wrong, poverty is low in Telangana compared to AP or other states. Get your facts right
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                              venu
                              Oct 31, 2016 at 10:22 pm
                              Bad comparison and analogy, indo-pak are not same , ur equaling two different countries with states within India
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