Andhra Pradesh has topped the third edition of the government’s Ease of Doing Business index for the states. The rankings are decided by an online dashboard maintained by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).
Andhra Pradesh has been followed by Telangana with 98.33% at the second spot and Haryana with 98.07% at the third spot.
In 2016, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly secured the top position on Ease of Doing Business index under the Business Reform Action Plan, 2017.
It was expected that Jharkhand or Telangana would win the top spot as they both had perfect 100% score according to reform evidence.
Earlier the rankings were declared on the basis of ‘Reform Evidence Scorecard’ – a real-time index mapping states.’ But this year combined score of Reform Evidence and feedback from the private sector were taken into consideration and accordingly rankings were declared.
According to the reform evidence, there were many states with 100% score including Jharkhand, Telangana, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and 18 other states claimed full score.
The National capital New Delhi (Delhi) with 31.60 % ranks 23rd and Maharashtra (Mumbai) with 92.71% ranks 13th, the World Bank takes this states into consideration for its annual Ease of Doing Business Index because of its special status and rankings suggest that this state has not performed well in the state index.
Goa which is seen as the favourite tourist destination for people in and out of the country. The state’s maximum revenue is generated from tourism but still, the state lacks in the rankings and lands at the 19th spot.
The state-wise ranking in ease of doing business is as follows:-
Out of the 190 countries, India ranks 100 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking list in 2018. This is the first ever instance that the country is listed in top 100 countries.