India has improved its rank in 7 out of 10 indicators, and has moved closer to international best practices.
"Significant improvements have been registered in resolving insolvency, dealing with construction permits, registering property, trading across borders and paying taxes indicators," it said.
The government is targeting to join the 50 top economies on the ease of doing business ranking.
Commenting on this, Deloitte chairman, Shyamak Tata said the development puts India in the rank of the most-favoured investment destinations, indicating an environment that encourages foreign investors to become part of the Indian growth story.
Rohinton Sidhwa, partner Deloitte, said that the report covers two cities -- Mumbai and New Delhi, and a single window for construction and labour related compliance in these cities have contributed to the improvement.
Former Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said that the ranking show "how much can be achieved with a strong political will and total commitment of officials to reforms".
Government process re-engineering, massive use of technology and constant engagement with users have helped India in improving its position in the ranking, he added.
Apart from India, the other countries on this year's 'top 10 performers' list are Saudi Arabia (62), Jordan (75), Togo (97), Bahrain (43), Tajikistan (106), Pakistan (108), Kuwait (83), China (31) and Nigeria (131).
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