What is the kind of effort that went into creating this report?
We had the both global and local team working on this. I had probably the easier job of analyzing the data, the effort is actually by DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) and KPMG.
They have been working at it for a while. We started working on it since the data came in. We were summarily providing comments at the very beginning of the exercise but the real work started once KPMG had the cleaned data set.
Having studied business reforms being undertaken at state level, how do you see the situation?
From India's perspective, what's going for you is the energy that the government has.
The energy in the room around reforms is very impressive, both at the states and Centre. They want to reform, improve. There is a desire to change.
India is grappling with several issues as the report points out. What should be India's main concern right now?
Going forward, the challenge is to sustain that momentum and energy. We need to deliver some of the more difficult reforms. And, not difficult in terms of the effort but in terms of time taken. For instance,enforcing contracts, setting up of electronic courts, implement systems and processes will take time.