Rajasthan has ranked sixth in the aspiring leaders category of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) report, titled ‘Assessment of State Implementation of Business Reforms’. The state has also ranked third in the country for complying with environment and tax procedures.
Recognising Rajasthan’s single window clearance system as a good practice, the DIPP report has found that the state has implemented 61% of the 98-point action plan for business reforms.
The state now ranks amongst the top five states in the country for ease of setting up businesses and for carrying out inspections. Rajasthan has ranked fourth in the country for land allotment and provision of construction permits. The report recognises simplified construction permit requirements as a good practice. The state government requires construction permits only for plot sizes over 40,000 sq meters in RIICO industrial areas.
Reacting to the report, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said in a statement, “This is a defining moment for Rajasthan because improving our ease of doing business directly accelerates job creation for our youth.” “The Rajasthan model of development aims at vigorously pursuing but balancing social justice, effective governance and job creation. The central government’s ease of doing business model is a wonderful synthesis of this balance and consistent with our vision that industrial development is a means to an end,” the CM added.
Raje said the state owed it to the youth to make Rajasthan “a fertile habitat for job creation.” “This ranking is just a down payment for this long journey; we are only in the first phase of a multi-year strategic plan to make Rajasthan a job magnet,” she said.