Andhra Tops Ease Of Doing Business Ranking; Haryana Leads In Property-Related Reforms
Southern state of Andhra Pradesh has emerged as the leader of Ease of Doing Business ranking in India. In a joint ranking prepared by the World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the state has maintained its last year’s ranking making it most viable for investors to put in their money. The second in the list was its recently formed neighbour Telangana followed by Haryana.
While industrialised states like Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra fell into the list of achievers taking the 12th and 13th rank, respectively, national capital Delhi was still in the list of aspirers with 23rd rank, shows the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) index
Meghalaya, Lakshadweep and Arunachal Pradesh were at the bottom of the list for not doing anything to improve business climate.
The ranking was based on the feedback the DIPP took from the industry to see whether the reforms are percolated to the ground level. The reform areas include registering property, inspection enablers, single window system, land availability and allotment, construction permit enablers environmental registration enablers, obtaining utility permits, paying taxes, access to information and transparency enablers, sector specific, labour regulation enablers and contract enforcement.
According to the DIPP, the implementation of reforms that would ease the business environment helps attract both domestic and foreign investors.
Here’s the combined scorecard of top five states in reform evidence and feedback:
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In terms of property registration, the states that were listed as top five were Haryana, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in that order. These five states were proactive in implementing reforms in the area of property registration.
However, in terms of land availability, the listing changed. While Haryana still led the charts, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar emerged at the other top states that had ample land available for business.
The states that introduced reforms for land allotment and property registration, making it easy for businesses were Haryana, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
For businesses which were looking for construction permits found states including Haryana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Jharkhand the most convenient.
With inputs from Housing News