New Delhi: The government is planning to come out with a business development index based on economic parameters to reflect the strength of Indian corporate sector.

Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily on Friday said a credible agency would be entrusted with the work of developing the index.

"This index will be based on robust economic parameters that will reflect the true strength of corporate sector,"
Moily said at a function organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

The minister also noted that in the recent past there has been a lot of pessimism in the industry.

The proposal comes against the backdrop of rising concerns among the investor community over the overall investment climate in the country.

Moily said that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs would be coming out with sustainability reporting framework for companies in a "couple of weeks".

The minister also said that radical solutions on a massive scale are needed to tackle social and economical problem.


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