Karnataka govt says the ranking does not seem to have considered several steps taken to improve ease of doing business across sectors
Bengaluru: The ease of doing business rankings survey has led to unease in yet another state capital.
Karnataka government officials on Wednesday said the state will ask the central government to reassess its ranking at the ninth position.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat topped an official ranking of states measuring their success in rolling out regulatory reforms to facilitate the ease of doing business.
Maharashtra, which appeared at the eighth position, is planning a similar request for reassessment, Business Standard reported on Wednesday. While Maharashtra is ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena—who also share power at the Centre—Karnataka is ruled by the Congress party.
The survey was sponsored by the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), and conducted in association with World Bank and consulting firm KPMG.
R.V. Deshpande, Karnataka minister for large and medium industries and tourism, said the ranking does not seem to have considered several steps taken to improve ease of doing business across sectors; otherwise, he said, Karnataka would have been among the top states.