Ease of Doing Business Rankings Released: Andhra Pradesh Bags First Position, List of States & Their Rank
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New Delhi, July 10: For the second consecutive year, the state of Andhra Pradeh is ranked first by the Minsitry of Commerce and Industry in the 'ease of doing business' rankings. Andhra Pradesh, ruled by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), a former ally of the BJP, outperfomred 28 states and seven union territories and emerged as the best state to do business in, followed by Telangana and Haryana.

The Department for Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), which is under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry released the rankings today. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly occupied the top slot in fiscal 2015-16, while Gujarat, the home state of Prime Ministre Narendra Modi, was ranked number one in fiscal 2014-15.

TOP ACHIEVERS (ABOVE 95%)
RANK STATE SCORE(%)
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 98.42
2 TELANGANA 98.33
3 HARYANA 98.07
4 JHARKHAND 97.99
5 GUJARAT 97.96
6 CHHATTISGARH 97.36
7 MADHYA PRADESH 97.31
8 KARNATAKA 96.40
9 RAJASTHAN 95.68

 

ACHIEVERS (90 - 95%)
RANK STATE SCORE(%)
10 WEST BENGAL 94.70
11 UTTARAKHAND 94.21
12 UTTAR PRADESH 92.87
13 MAHARASHTRA 92.71
14 ODISHA 92.09
15 TAMIL NADU 90.68

 

FAST MOVERS (80 - 90%)
RANK STATE SCORE(%)
16 HIMACHAL PRADESH 87.90
17 ASSAM 84.75
18 BIHAR 81.91

 

ASPIRERS (BELOW 80%)
RANK STATE SCORE(%)
19 GOA 57.34
20 PUNJAB 53.92
21 KERALA 44.79
22 JAMMU & KASHMIR 33.05
23 DELHI 31.60
24 DAMAN & DIU 28.69
25 TRIPURA 22.27
26 DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 21.88
27 PUDUCHERRY 15.65
28 NAGALAND 14.04
29 CHANDIGARH 11.44
30 MIZORAM 3.63
31 ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS 1.24
32 MANIPUR 0.27
33 SIKKIM 0.13
34 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 0.00
34 LAKSHADWEEP 0.00
34 MEGHALAYA 0.00

According to the 'ease of doing business' rankings, only 21 states implemented more than 50 per cent of the reforms suggested by the government.