U’khand rises to 11th rank in Ease of Doing Business
Uttarakhand has improved its performance considerably and climbed to 11th position in Indian when it comes to ease of doing business. This was revealed on Saturday when the Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman issued the ease of doing business rankings of states and union territories as part of the fourth edition of state business reform action plan 2019. The union minister released the rankings via video conferencing from the national Capital. Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also attended this video conference. Among the Indian states, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana secured the first, second and third ranks respectively in ease of doing business. Uttarakhand has made a considerable improvement considering that in 2015, it was ranked 23rd and has now risen higher to 11th position. Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister recalled that the government of India has been issuing the ease of doing business rankings for states since 2015. The reforms being undertaken by state governments as part of ease of doing business are a unique example of proactive partnership between the Central and State governments. The reform action plan decided after detailed discussions between the centre and the states provides a proper roadmap to the states for preparing an environment conducive for investments. Rawat said, “Uttarakhand has worked actively since the start when it comes to ease of doing business. In the first rankings in 2015, the state was on 23rd position and in 2019 we have risen up to the 11th position. Effective efforts will be undertaken to ensure that Uttarakhand is in the category of states which mark achievements at the national level. Though essential aspects related to investment are included in ease of doing business, for Uttarakhand the clean environment, better law and order, disciplined workers and productivity along with lack of labour disputes are other positive aspects of the state. These aspects play an important role in preparing an environment conducive for investment,” said the chief minister.
Rawat further said that the state government remains committed to develop Uttarakhand as an ideal destination for investors. For this purpose, the state government has made a work plan for ensuring the convenience of entrepreneurs wanting to invest in the state. The results of this plan will be visible on the ground in the near future.
Along with preparing an atmosphere conducive for industries, the state is also working to achieve the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While also encouraging local products, the state government is also preparing a plan for ‘one district- one product’, added the chief minister.
Sunday, 06 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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