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States’ Startup Ranking 2021- Key Findings

States’ Startup Ranking- Relevance for UPSC Exam

States’ Startup Ranking 2021: States’ Startup Ranking is released by DPIIT which assesses supports and facilitation provided by various states to promote start-up ecosystem in the state. States’ Startup Ranking 2021 is part of the UPSC Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.)

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States’ Start-up Ranking 2021 in News

  • States’ Start-up Ranking 2021 was recently released by the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Textiles and Consumer Affairs.


Key Facts about States’ Startup Ranking

  • About: States’ Startup Ranking exercise was launched in 2018 which ranks states and UTs in terms of providing an easy regulatory environment to strengthen the startup ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs.
  • Mandate: States’ Startup Ranking aims to encourage states and Union territories to work towards easing regulations for the growth of startups and strengthening the support to the startup ecosystem.
  • Releasing Ministry: States’ Startup Ranking is released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • Significance: States’ Startup Ranking helps in promoting India’s vision of competitive and cooperative federalism.
  • Evaluation Parameters: participants were evaluated across 7 broad Reform Areas consisting of 26 Action Points like
    • Institutional Support,
    • Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
    • Access to Market,
    • Incubation support,
    • Funding Support,
    • Mentorship Support,
    • Capacity Building of Enablers.
  • Participation: A total of 24 states and 7 Union Territories participated in the States’ Startup Ranking 2021 exercise.
    • In States’ Startup Ranking 2020 exercise, only 25 states and UTs participated.
  • Categorization: For the purposes of the States’ Startup Ranking, States and Union Territories are classified into 5 Categories, viz.
    • Best Performers,
    • Top Performers,
    • Leaders,
    • Aspiring Leaders and
    • Emerging Start-up Ecosystems.



States’ Startup Ranking 2021 Results

  • 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 Leaderscategory 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 Leadersamong 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.

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