Poor Feedback Hits Odisha

Odisha Government today attributed “unsatisfactory feedback” from industries to the further slide of the State in Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Reforms ranking.

Sanjiv Chopra, Principal Secretary Industries said here that the feedback of the industries on the State Government was not good.
“We will examine the reasons of their poor feedback,” he said adding, efforts shall be made at the ground level to move up in the ranking.
Meanwhile, Opposition Congress and BJP criticized the State Government for the poor show in EODB.
PCC President Niranjan Patnaik took taking a jibe at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “It’s another feather added to the Chief Minister’s cap and shows development is not possible under BJD Rule.”
Mr.Patnaik, who himself was Minister Industries slammed the State Administration for its poor show in Industry Sector.
BJP General Secretary Prithviraj Harichandan came down heavily on the state government for its failure to create an industry-friendly atmosphere in the state.
“The State Government has failed to provide raw materials and land required by the industries,” he pointed out adding, State’s ranking will slide down further in the days to come due to red-tape and bureaucratic apathy.
The World Bank and the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) have relegated Odisha to 14th place in annual business ranking of states and Union Territories.
While Odisha was Seventh in 2013-14, and the ranking had come down to Eleventh in 2015-16. And now it slipped to Fourteenth Position.
While Andhra Pradesh topped the list this year, Telangana and Haryana are at the second and third position respectively.
DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank conducts an annual reform exercise for all States/UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP).
The assessment under the BRAP 2017 is based on a combined score consisting of reform evidence score based on evidence uploaded by the states and the Union Territories and the feedback score based on the response from the actual users of the services provided to the businesses.
While 17 states have achieved a reform evidence score of more than 90 per cent, 15 have achieved a combined score of 90 per cent and above.
States having more than 80 per cent or more reforms evidence score represent 84 percent of the country’s area, 90 per cent of the population and 79 per cent of the GDP.

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