The World Bank’s 2016 edition of Doing Business (DB) analysed the health of 189 economies based on detailed diagnostics, measuring regulatory quality and efficiency. In overall Easeof DoingBusiness,India ranked 130th, a discernible improvement from 142 in the 2015 report. Even the 130th slot falls below some Saarc countries — Bhutan ranks 77th, Nepal 99th, Sri Lanka 107th. For starting a business, India takes 29 days on average and ranks 155th — New Zealand at the top of that table takes just half a day. Singapore takes 26 days to issue a construction permit — India takes 191.5. For obtaining an electric connection, South Korea takes 18 days, India takes over 90.