Overall, India has a pretty bad record in the ease of doing business. Out of a total of 185 countries, India ranks 132 in a World Bank study! This page has the tables for overall competitiveness and key indicators for each topic as well as benchmarks against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.
As one can see the situation of India is pretty bad. While it take 27 days to start a business in India, the South Asia average is 19 days. Things like obtaining a VAT account online and Tax accounts take anywhere from 7-10 days EACH! Everything adds up here. And, this is besides the bribes and other kinds of humiliation one has to go through if one has a large capital to invest. Then the greed of the politicians and administration just doesn’t stop anywhere.
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