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State Business Reform Action Plan 2019 Ranking: Andhra Retains Top Spot, UP Moves 2nd Rank

Telangana, which grabbed the second rank in last year’s list, has now been overtaken by Uttar Pradesh. Recording the massive jump, UP has moved from 12th rank last year to the 2nd spot in this year.

On Saturday, the central government unveiled the ‘State Business Reform Action Plan 2019 Ranking’. The rankings are based on the measures enacted by the state to digitise information, eliminate red-tapism, improve ease of doing business, and adopting transparency. Andhra Pradesh has succeeded in retaining the top rank.

During the tenure of Chandrababu Naidu as well as his successor and incumbent Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, Andhra Pradesh has taken concerted efforts to create an environment conducive for business. Andhra Pradesh had claimed the first spot in the 2018 ranking as well.

Telangana, which grabbed the second rank in last year’s list, has now been overtaken by Uttar Pradesh. Recording the massive jump, UP has moved from 12th rank last year to the 2nd spot in this year.

Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a wing o the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, said in a statement that State Business Reform Action Plan 2019 focuses on areas like “access to information and transparency, single window system, construction permit enablers, and land administration”, among others.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while releasing the rankings, said: “Some states have shown extraordinary energy in putting together action plans and making sure that reforms happen. States have embraced the true spirit behind the State Business Reforms Action Plan.”

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