‘Business Reform Action Plan’

  • Category
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    15th Sep, 2020


The Government announced the 4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states.


  • Ranking of States based on the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan started in the year 2015.
  • Till date, State Rankings have been released for the years 2015, 2016 and 2017-18.
  • Area of focus: Some of the key areas that the State Business Reform Action Plan 2019 focuses on are-
    • access to information and technology
    • the setting up of a single window system
    • construction permit enablers
    • land administration
  • These rankings represent the ease of doing business in the state with increased transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of the government regulatory functions vis-a-vis the business enterprises.
    • Ease of Doing Business (EODB) is a joint initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industries and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and the World Bank to improve the overall business environment in the States.

Key-takeaways from the findings:

  • Andhra Pradesh has bagged the first rank among all the states in the country.
  • While Uttar Pradesh stood in the second position, Telangana bagged the third spot in the overall ranking of the state business process reforms undertaken during 2019.
  • The top ten states under State Reform Action Plan 2019 are:
    1. Andhra Pradesh
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Telangana
    4. Madhya Pradesh
    5. Jharkhand
    6. Chhattisgarh
    7. Himachal Pradesh
    8. Rajasthan
    9. West Bengal
    10. Gujarat

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