India’s rise in ease of doing business index historic: World Bank president to Modi

The World Bank president attributed the accomplishment to the 'unwavering commitment and leadership' of PM Modi to a substantial extent.


The President of World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India’s meteoric and historic rise in the Ease of Doing Business rankings.


In a telephonic conversation to Prime Minister Modi, Yong said that it was remarkable that a nation of over 1.25 billion people has achieved a rise of 65 ranks in a short period of four years.

Hailing the unwavering commitment and leadership skills of Prime Minister Modi, Kim described the rise as a “historic and an unprecedented” achievement, adding that the World Bank would continue its unflinching support to India’s initiatives on ease of doing business.

Commenting on the rise in rankings, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal hailed freedom-icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as ‘pro-business and pro-trade’ and said that by the end of the five-year term PM Modi led BJP government, India will be among the top 50 in the ease of doing business rankings.

“In just four years, we are in the top 80 and I have full confidence that by the end of the fifth year, we will be among the top 50 in the Ease of Ease of Doing Business rankings. I want to tell you that even Sardar Patel had imagined this about 70 years ago. Sardar Patel used to tell people that we should work hard towards making it easy for business and trade,” said Goyal.