For the second year in a row, Andhra Pradesh has topped the list in terms of ease of doing business among all states and union territories (UTs), according to a list released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in collaboration with the World Bank.
The list is released as an annual reform exercise under the Business Reform Action Plan.
According to this year's rankings, Andhra Pradesh is followed by Telangana and Haryana. The rest of the top ten include Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and West Bengal, respectively. Delhi ranked 23rd, and the worst performer was Meghalaya at 36th rank.
Government wants India to be among the top 50 countries
In the World Bank's "Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs" report released last year, India stunned the world by jumping 30 places ahead, and ranked 100 among 190 countries. The government eventually wants to be among the top 50 countries in this regard.