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'Come June/July, business unfriendly states to be named and shamed'
Wednesday May 13, 2015 8:11 PM, Venkatachari Jagannathan, IANS

Chennai: Come June/July, the central government will name and shame state governments that do not ease up the process of doing business, a top government official said on Wednesday.

"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.

"I hope Tamil Nadu is not in that list," he said.

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

The states have been given time till this month 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 percent 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, he 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.

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