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Ease of Doing Business Rankings of the States: DPIIT

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  • September 15, 2020
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Ease of Doing Business Rankings of the States: DPIIT

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Ease of Doing Business

In news

  • 4th edition of Ease of Doing Business Rankings based on the State Business Reform Action Plan (State BRAP) was recently released.
  • Released by: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry 
  • Top Performers: (1) Andhra Pradesh; (2) Uttar Pradesh; (3) Telangana; (4) Madhya Pradesh; (5) Jharkhand. 
  • Worst performers: (1) Tripura; (2) Sikkim; (3) Odisha 

Important value additions

Ease of Doing Business (EODB)

  • Joint initiative by: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the World Bank 
  • Objective: To improve the overall business environment in the States.

Business Reform Action Plan

  • Launched in: 2015.
  • BRAP 2019 contains a list of 80 reforms (187 reform action points) to be implemented by 19 State departments.
  • These reforms cover 12 business regulatory areas such as Access to Information, Single Window System, Labour, Environment, etc.
  • Objective: To encourage a healthy competition between states.
  • This would help in attracting investments and increasing Ease of Doing Business in each State.

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