Monitoring the business regulatory environment is critical for India to drive and sustain economic growth. Recognising this, the NITI Aayog and the IDFC Institute launched an Enterprise Survey of over 3,000 manufacturing firms across Indian states and union territories. The idea was to assess the business regulations and enabling environment across India from the viewpoint of firms.
The Report ‘Ease of Doing Business: An Enterprise Survey of Indian States’, analyses the Enterprise Survey data. It draws trends across states, sectors and types of firms, proposing reforms to facilitate doing business and create an enabling ecosystem. It provides evidence that the states that have experienced high growth in the past also have a relatively easier going business environment. The survey also shows that there is a large gap between the provision and the actual knowledge and utilisation of single window facilities for businesses.