JAMMU: Minister of Industries & Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga today said that government is also making concerted efforts to improve business climate and state’s ranking on Ease of Doing Business.
The Minister said this while chairing J&K State Annual Session 2017-18 on Ease of Doing Business organized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Ganga said that enthusiastic support for a Business Action Reform Plan introduced in 2017 by Government of India (GOI) in collaboration with World Bank has led to State climbing up nine positions among other Indian states in the ease of doing business rankings. He said that J&K is now at 22nd rank, up from its previous 31st position. He added that 18 departments of the state are set to bring in 372 reforms, out of which 270 have already been cleared and J&K would soon be listed in the top 15 states in the list of ease of doing business in the country.
He called for a coordinated approach from all quarters to lay out a design for improving ease of doing business in the state.
The Minister asserted that ease of doing business plays a crucial role in economic growth of the region and setting up business should be made easier for not just big companies but also smaller ones that have less capital and resources at their disposal. He said that government is committed to provide better job opportunities, facilities for skill development and safe working environment to the established and new entrepreneurs.