Andhra tops Ease of Doing Business ranking, followed by UP, Telangana

Andhra Pradesh maintained its top position in ease of doing business ranking 2019, followed by Uttar Pradesh and Telangana.

The commerce and industry ministry released the State Business Reform Action Plan Ranking on Saturday.

The ranking was released by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Among the five demarcated zones — Uttar Pradesh topped the ranking from North India, Jharkhand from East, Madhya Pradesh from West, Andhra Pradesh from South, and Assam from North East.

Among Union Territories, Delhi got the top spot.

The top ten best performing states are Andhra Pradesh, UP, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Gujarat.

The rankings were scheduled to be announced in March, but had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Andhra Pradesh tops the chart in State Rankings on the basis of State Business Reform Action Plan 2019. Uttar Pradesh and Telangana secure the second and third place respectively. #StateEODBRankings pic.twitter.com/i1Fr3wzBw7

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