The Indian government has recently released an index to recognize the states that have made the most progress in eliminating bureaucracy and improving their business environment. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) believes that a review of this exercise could lead to further improvements in facilitating business activity. Rather than looking at India as a whole, it is recommended that foreign investors focus on specific regions to determine if the industrial ecosystem, logistics and infrastructure, and bureaucracy system meet their business needs and keep operating costs competitive. The report seeks to increase investor confidence in India, promote a business-friendly climate, and strengthen the ease of doing business across the country by allowing states and territories to compete in implementing reforms.
Seven regions (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Telangana) scored more than 90 percent in the Center of States ranking for ease of doing business, thus leading the table.