Andhra Pradesh tops Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states 2020

Andhra Pradesh tops Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states 2020

  • Andhra Pradesh has topped the 5th edition of the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states and Union Territories for 2020. It is also known as The Ease of Doing Business rankings.
  • The ranking was announced by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs on June 30, 2022.
  • The ranking is done by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • The BRAP represents the Ease of Doing Business in any state. 
  • Till date, State Rankings have been released for the years 2015, 2016, 2017-18, 2019 and 2022. 

Business Reforms Action Plan 2020 report

  • The latest edition of the ranking has grouped States and UTs in 4 categories. These are Top Achievers, Achievers, Aspirers and Emerging Business Ecosystems.
  • Assessment of States/UTs are based on implementation of Business Reforms Action Plan for the year 2020.
  • The BRAP 2020 includes 301 reform points covering 15 business regulatory areas
  • Andhra Pradesh stood first in Top Achievers category with a score of 97.89 percent. There are seven states listed in this category.
  • Himachal Pradesh has topped the Achievers category. This list has 6 states.
  • Aspirers category has been topped by Assam. Overall 7 states are listed under this category.
  • Andaman & Nicobar has topped the Emerging Business Ecosystems category. 11 states and UTs are listed under this category.

Category-wise ranking of states/UTs in the BRAP 2020

  • States/UTs under the Top Achievers category in BRAP 2020 – Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
  • States/UTs under the Achievers category in BRAP 2020 – Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
  • States under the Aspirers category in BRAP 2020 – Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Rajasthan, West Bengal
  • States under the Emerging Business Ecosystems category in BRAP 2020  – Andaman & Nicobar, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura

Source: PIB

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