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Andhra ranks first in EODB, Telangana secures second

Andhra ranks first in EODB, Telangana secures second
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Last year, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stood first by sharing the top rank in Ease of Doing Business EODB This time Andhra surpassed Telangana...

Last year, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stood first by sharing the top rank in Ease of Doing Business (EODB ) . This time Andhra surpassed Telangana secured first rank throwing behind the T state in second position.

According to the official report released jointly by World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ( DIPP), AP stood first followed by Telangana and Haryana .

The other top ten states 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.

According to the report, Andhra ranked first in combined scorecard of ‘reform evidence and feedback’ in the latest edition. Telangana was on the top for ‘reform evidence scorecard,’ along with Jharkhand. On the ‘feedback scorecard,’ index, AP and Telangana ranked 1 and 2 with a score of 86.5 per cent and 83.95 per cent.

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 scores 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," the report said.

DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank is conducting 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 businesses.--eom

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