Mumbai, July 19: Gujarat has once again retained its top position as the state with the most investment potential, according to a report by economic think-thank The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). Delhi ranks second in the race followed by Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Telangana, Tamil Nadu in the list of 21 states with most investment potential in India.

These states were given these ranks on the basis of six pillars. They include labour, infrastructure, economic climate, governance and political stability, perceptions and land. The 21 states have been ranked on the basis of their competitiveness in business and investment climate by NCAER State Investment Potential Index (N-SIPI 2017).

Mentioned below are the states and Union territories that are ranked on the basis of their investment potential:

  1. Gujarat
  2. Delhi
  3. Andhra Pradesh
  4. Haryana
  5. Telangana
  6. Tamil Nadu
  7. Kerala
  8. Maharashtra
  9. Karnataka
  10. Madhya Pradesh
  11. Odisha
  12. Uttarakhand
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Chattisgarh
  15. Himachal Pradesh
  16. Punjab
  17. Assam
  18. Jharkhand
  19. Bihar
  20. Uttar Pradesh
  21. West Bengal

The states Gujarat, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh have also ranked on the top in several categories. Gujarat tops the economic climate and perceptions, Delhi in infrastructure, Tamil Nadu ranked number one in labour issues and Madhya Pradesh topped the chart in the land pillar.