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Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states

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Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states:


Context:

4th edition of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) ranking of states announced recently by the Department of Industrial Promotion and Internal Trade (DPIIT).

  • Ranking of States is based on the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan started in the year 2015.
  • One “major change” in the current rankings is the government’s decision to link the state’s performance “exclusively” to user feedback.

The five ten states under State Reform Action Plan 2019 are:

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Uttar Pradesh
  3. Telangana
  4. Madhya Pradesh
  5. Jharkhand

What is BRAP?

The Business Reform Action Plan 2018-19 includes 180 reform points covering 12 business regulatory areas such as Access to Information, Single Window System, Labour, Environment, etc.

Why are the states ranked on BRAP Implementation?

The larger objective of attracting investments and increasing Ease of Doing Business in each State was sought to be achieved by introducing an element of healthy competition through a system of ranking states based on their performance in the implementation of Business Reform Action Plan.

Significance and the need for these rankings:

State rankings will help attract investments, foster healthy competition and increase Ease of Doing Business in each State.

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Sources: pib.