New Delhi, July 10: Andhra Pradesh topped the ‘ease of doing business’ ranking among states, showed the data put together by the World bank and the Department of Industrial Planning and Promiotion (DIPP) on Tuesday.Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here

Telangana, the neighbourhood states of Andhra, has been ranked second in the list, followed by Haryana and Jharkhand at third and fourth spots respectively. Also Read - Ramappa Temple: 800-Year-Old Telangana's Ramappa Temple Made It To UNESCO's World Heritage Site | Watch Video

The other states that ranked among the 10 included Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan. Also Read - TRS MP Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison For Bribing Voters in 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Andhra Pradesh scored 98.42 per cent, Telangana 98.33 per cent and Haryana scored 98.07 per cent.

Delhi has been ranked 23, four spots down from what it was ranked in the 2016 ‘ease of doing business’ rankings.

The move to rank the states and Union Territories aims at triggering competition among states to attract investments and improve the business climate.

The rankings are awarded based on parameters like construction limit, labour regulation, environmental registration, access to information, land availability, and single window system.

DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank conducts 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.

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 score 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,” it said.

Number of reform actions implemented under BRAP 2017 increased to 7,758 from 2,532 in 2015.