Assam’s worst in “ease of doing business”
Guwahati/ 11th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): After receiving appraisals and positive remarks of being one of the fastest developing states.
The NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant highlighted the negative aspects of Assam’s economic structure.
He stated that, “Assam is among the worst performing states in Indian terms of ‘ease of doing business”
Kant presented the rankings based on key development and social indicators across states and union territories during a national conference of chief secretaries. With Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala too are farely performing low. Andhra Pardesh, Telanga and Gujarat are the three best-performing states in’ ease of doing business’, he said.
Assam passed the Ease of Doing Business Act in 2016. The act aims to create a platform for providing support towards the prospective and existing business community in the state. Under this act, the government launched single-window internet-based services to help business in the state.
The Assam government has also started deliberations to formulate a start-up policy for the state. In this regard. the Assam industries and commerce department held a consultative meeting with various stakeholders on the upcoming policy recently.