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States’ Start-up Ranking 2018
What to study?
- For Prelims: About States’ Start- up Ranking 2018- key facts.
- For Mains: Significance of the rankings and challenges ahead, significance of the startups, the need for a supportive ecosystem.
Context: The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has announced the results of the first ever States’ Start-up Ranking 2018.
DIPP began the exercise to review the Start-up ecosystem of the states from January 2016.
- The key objective of the exercise was to encourage States and Union Territories to take proactive steps towards strengthening the Start-up ecosystems in their states. The entire exercise was conducted for capacity development and to further the spirit of cooperative federalism.
- The methodology behind the exercise was aimed at creating a healthy competition environment wherein States were encouraged further to learn, share and adopt good practices.
States’ Startup Ranking 2018:
- Best Performer:
- Top Performers: Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
- Leaders: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana.
- Aspiring Leaders: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
- Emerging States: Assam, Delhi, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand.
- Beginners: Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura.
- Champions: 51 officers from States and Union Territories were identified as “Champions”, who have made significant contributions towards developing their State’s Start-up ecosystem.
Sources: the hindu.