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Business-unfriendly states to be named and shamed from June-July

The central government has sent to the states 98 points on which action needs to be taken by the state governments towards ease of doing business.

The central government has sent to the states 98 points on which action needs to be taken by the state governments towards ease of doing business. The central government has sent to the states 98 points on which action needs to be taken by the state governments towards ease of doing business.

Come June-July, the central government will name and shame state governments that do not ease up the process of doing business.

"We will name and shame the states that do not ease up the process of doing business, come June or July," Amitabh Kant, secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) in the commerce and industry ministry, told IANS on Wednesday. "I hope Tamil Nadu is not in that list," he said.

Kant, who was in Chennai to participate in a function organized by Finnish Nokia Networks, said the central government has sent to the states 98 points on which action needs to be taken by the state governments towards ease of doing business.

The states have been given time till the end of May to comply.

The 98 points listed by the central government fall under domain of state governments like land and other things.

Kant said the foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown 56 per cent increase till now as compared to the previous year's figure.

To a query by a reporter to name some of the investors who have brought FDI, Kant said the government is building confidence in the minds of investors and naming them would prevent the inflow of funds.

In his speech at the function, Kant said the slogan 'Make in India' is not for making a protective market but to make India a part of the global supply chain. He said the government is focused on making India an easy place to do business.

(IANS)