For the NDA government, the individual parameters considered for the rankings and Indias scores against these provides a ready diagnosis. While starting a business remains a sore point, the government has already initiated steps to take care of this, like reducing the registration fees for new enterprises, etc. It is the environment in which business is conducted and sustained that the government must act on. Given Indias score on enforcing contracts remains its worst showing this timeit takes three years and eight months to get a contract enforced in India as compared to 150 days in case of Singapore,the best place to do businessthe government needs to ensure upsets, like the delayed and inadequate gas price hikes or the cancellation of intra-circle roaming, are best avoided. The litigation ensuing from the sovereign changing contract terms just adds to the delay. Similarly, on taxation, the government should get its act together and do away with retrospective taxes, which create uncertainty despite being reined in by the government. Exiting a business, too, will remain nightmarish for investors as long as the stringent labour laws, especially those governing closure of a business, remain in place.