States brace up to top ease of doing business index. Here is the current order

States brace up to top ease of doing business index. Here is the current order The competition for deciding which state will top the ease of doing business index has gone to next level. Presently, the ease of doing index is topped by Telangana and few months back, Uttarakand was on the top position.

Telangana edged out its arch rival Andhraa Pradesh down by just one-hundredth of a percentage point at 96.98% compared to Andhra's 96.97%.

Gujarat, which won last year was at the sixth position a few days back and now is at third place, with a score of 94.99% as a World Bank team goes through the last 100 steps taken by Indian states before releasing the rankings.

Last year, states were gauged on 98 parameters for enhancing the regulatory framework for business. This year, they are being evaluated on the premise of their execution on 340 parameters.

States were requested that present the means that they had gone up against execution pointers, for example, as ushering in transparency, single-window clearances, availability of land, construction permit enablers and environmental registration enablers. Their submissions are still being validated and marks assigned.


"We are taking a little time in releasing the rankings because we want to be sure that the steps that states are claiming to have initiated are properly verified," an officer told ET.

Releasing the rankings - which are progressive and accessible online - is to push states to advance with enhancing business forms, frequently a critical calculate speculators picking where to contribute.

States have considered it important, with employing some advisors to guarantee that the means that are taken don't go squander.

Information presently accessible demonstrates that Telangana has a positive reaction on 321 parameters, one more than Andhra Pradesh, however not as much as Gujarat's 322. In all cases, the greatest number of change activities has gone ahead environment registration enablers. Environment and forest related clearances were seen as the greatest hindrance for investors, particularly at the state level.

Telangana has made 27 strides each on facilitating development allows related controls and setting up frameworks for single-window clearances. In Andhra, development grants (29) have taken power to single window (28), a pattern like Gujarat, which has recorded 27 stages on construction permit and 25 on single window approvals.

But with rankings changing in a matter of hours, the last decision might be known when they are formally uncovered throughout the following few days.
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