Andhra Pradesh has topped a list of states in the new Ease of Doing Business rankings, released by the government today.
Andhra Pradesh’s neighbour Telangana, which is also the country’s newest state, has been ranked number two in the list, followed by Haryana at number three and Jharkhand and Gujarat at number four and five respectively.
The other states that make up the top 10 are Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan.
National capital Delhi has been ranked 23, dropping from 19 in 2016.
States have been ranked on how well they implement business reforms – as many as 405 recommendations were set out by the government last year – and last year Telangana and Jharkand came out at the head of the class.