Gujarat registered an impressive rise in the ease of doing business (EoDB) rankings for 2020. In the last rankings announced in September 2020, Gujarat was placed 10th in India.
The rankings are based on the implementation of the business reform action plan (BRAP) 2020, conducted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
With an EoDB feedback score of 97.77%, Gujarat now stands at second position among all states and union territories of India in the EoDB rankings. Andhra Pradesh, with a feedback score of 97.89%, took the top spot.
A state government statement said that Gujarat is one of the two states in the country which have displayed 100% adherence to the 301 reform points listed in BRAP 2020. These cover 15 business regulatory areas, such as access to information, single window system, labour and land administration.
“In terms of feedback scores, Gujarat ranks second in the country. This is a jump of eight positions from the previous ranking. Gujarat is among the only two states that have 100% compliance on implementation of the 301 reforms,” said Rahul Gupta, industries commissioner of Gujarat.
Apart from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, the other states which have been classified as achievers include the states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.