Last year, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana had jointly topped the chart. This year, Telangana has slipped to the second spot with a score of 98.33 per cent.
Haryana came third with 98.07 per cent.
Here is the complete list of all states and union territories:
The government floated the move to rank states last year with the aim of triggering competition among states to attract investments and improve business climate.
The parameters include areas such as construction permit, labour regulation, environmental registration, access to information, land availability, and single window system.
Others in the top ten are Jharkhand (4), Gujarat (5), Chhattisgarh (6), Madhya Pradesh (7), Karnataka (8), Rajasthan (9) and West Bengal (10).
Meghalaya was ranked last at 36th position.
DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank conducts an annual reform exercise for all States/UTs under the
Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).
“A large number
of states have made significant progress in reforms suggested in BRAP 2017,” it said.
The assessment under the BRAP 2017 is based on a combined score consisting
of reform evidence score that is based on evidence uploaded by States/UTs and feedback score that is based on response garnered from the actual users
of the services provided to the
DIPP said 17 states have achieved a reform evidence score
of more than 90 per cent and 15 have achieved a combined score
of 90 per cent and more.
“The states which have achieved 80 per cent or more reforms evidence score represent 84 per cent
of the country’s area, 90 per cent
of the country’s population and 79 per cent
of India’s GDP,” it said.
of reform actions implemented under BRAP 2017 increased to 7,758 from 2,532 in 2015.
(With PTI inputs)