“Great to be Number 1, But We Still Have a Lot of Work Ahead” – CM

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Andhra Pradesh has shown quite a leap from last year, after being declared as number 1 in the Ease of Doing Business by DIPP and World Bank. The state which has suffered severe ramifications of bifurcation is on the path of pulling itself together and going on a rebuild mode. After accomplishing the number 1 position in the most coveted survey, AP is raring to go with more possibilities and aspirations. CM Sri N Chandrababu Naidu had particularly expressed happiness over the state’s No 1 ranking in ease of doing business in the country. He made it a point to appreciate the state departments to have made this happen.

AP has been ranked number 1 in the country based on implementation of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion’s (DIPP) 340-point Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP).

“I am very happy to share that DIPP and World Bank have announced AP as the No 1 state in ease of doing business rankings 2016 with an overall implementation score of 98.78 per cent. I congratulate all departments of the government, the Industries Department in particular, for their efforts towards making AP the No 1 state in ease of doing business,” the CM said during a recent meeting of the Council of Ministers in Velagapudi.

This is definitely a spectacular show, exactly an year after the state was ranked second with a score of 70.12 per cent.

“In spite of all the challenges due to bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh was ranked No 2 last year and I was very confident that we would achieve No 1 rank this year,” the Chief Minister said.

Andhra Pradesh scored 100 per cent in eight out of the 10 reform areas that have been bench marked under the BRAP.

An online system detailing all state approvals required for specific businesses put in place by Andhra Pradesh has been recognized as the best practice by DIPP and World Bank.

While the ministers congratulated Mr Naidu in return, he also stressed on the immediate need to put in extra efforts and walk ahead towards the progress.

Source – PTI

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