Andhra Pradesh secured the top spot in the ease of doing annual business ranking of states and Union Territories by the World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. Telangana and Haryana came at second and third positions, respectively.
Jharkhand and Gujarat rounded off the top five. Others in the top ten are Chhattisgarh (6), Madhya Pradesh (7), Karnataka (8), Rajasthan (9) and West Bengal (10). Maharashtra came at 13th position, while New Delhi was 23rd in the ranking under the Business Reform Action Plan.