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3rd edition of Ranking of States on Support to Start-up Ecosystems

The results of the 3rd edition of Ranking of States on Support to Start-up Ecosystems was released by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles on 4th July, 2022 in New Delhi.

  • The exercise was launched in 2018 to encourage states and union territories to work towards easing regulations for the growth of start-ups and strengthening the support to the start-up ecosystem.

» This edition is unique as it highlights the extensive support provided by states and union territories to the start-up ecosystem amid a global pandemic.

» The State Start-up Ranking Exercise aims to support states and union territories in developing their start-up ecosystem and learn from the best practices in each state and union territory.

Broad Reform Areas:

This edition had 7 broad Reform Areas consisting of 26 action points which are essential in providing regulatory, policy and economic support to startups and stakeholders of the ecosystem.

  • The reform areas included Institutional Support, Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Access to Market, Incubation support, Funding Support, Mentorship Support and Capacity Building of Enablers. The exercise plays a crucial role in easing the business environment for start-ups in the country.
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The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) conducted the 3rd edition of the States’ Start-up Ranking Exercise with the key objective to promote India’s vision of competitive and cooperative federalism.

  • The third edition of the exercise evaluated the support provided by states and union territories over a period from 1st October 2019 to 31st July 2021.

A total of 24 States and 7 Union Territories participated in the exercise this year, an increase from 25 last year and the highest till date.

Results of 3rd edition of Ranking of States on Support to Start-up Ecosystems

For the purposes of the Ranking, States and Union Territories are classified into 5 Categories, viz. Best Performers, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders and Emerging Start-up Ecosystems.

Key Points: Ranking of States’ Exercise 2021 on support to Start-up Ecosystems:
  • Gujarat and Karnataka emerged as the Best Performers in a category of States which included NCT of Delhi.
  • Meghalaya won the top honour among UTs and North-eastern (NE) States. While Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa and Telangana got the Top Performers award among states, Jammu & Kashmir emerged as the Top Performer among UTs and NE states.
  • Assam, Punjab, Tamil Nādu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh were adjudged the winners in the Leaders category among states; Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa bagged the Leaders honour among the UTs and NE states.
  • Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were declared as Aspiring Leaders among the States.
  • Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Puducherry and Tripura were the Aspiring Leaders from the UTs and NE states.
  • Andhra Pradesh and Bihar from States category and Mizoram and Ladakh from the UTs/NE States were clubbed under the Emerging Start-up Ecosystem.
Complete List: States Startup Ranking Results 2021
Source: PIB

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