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DPIIT recognises 1, 17,254 startups as on 31st Dec 2023

Startups create over 12.42 lakh direct jobs

At least one recognised startup in every State and UT; spread across over 80% of districts

Posted On: 02 FEB 2024 10:00PM by PIB Delhi

The Government with an intent to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation, startups and encouraging investments in startup ecosystem of the country launched the Startup India initiative on 16th  January 2016.

For attaining specific objectives, various programs are implemented by the Government under the said initiative. Sustained efforts by the Government have  led to an increase in the number of Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recognised startups to 1,17,254 as on 31st December 2023. These recognised startups are reported to have created over 12.42 lakh direct jobs creating significant economic impact. There is at least one recognised startup in every State and Union Territory (UT) spread across over 80% of the districts across the nation.

Specifically for the last five years viz. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, the State/UT-wise number of DPIIT recognised startups and number of direct jobs created by DPIIT recognised startups are placed as Annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively.

Since the launch of the Startup India initiative in 2016 by the Government, 55,816 DPIIT recognised startups have at least one-woman director as on 31st December 2023.

The Government is implementing various schemes/programmes to promote women entrepreneurship. The details of such Government initiatives are placed as Annexure III.

This information has been provided by the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Parkash in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

ANNEXURE-I

State/UT-wise number of recognised startups during the last five years viz 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 are as under:

S. No.

States/UTs

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

  1.  

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7

5

13

9

15

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

161

215

286

382

586

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

2

-

4

9

17

  1.  

Assam

62

108

181

282

362

  1.  

Bihar

137

236

374

517

811

  1.  

Chandigarh

37

52

63

81

126

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

152

143

159

233

360

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu

3

5

12

12

11

  1.  

Delhi

1,302

1,711

2,129

2,548

3,150

  1.  

Goa

39

60

78

104

98

  1.  

Gujarat

565

846

1,655

2,262

3,291

  1.  

Haryana

658

787

1,036

1,327

1,740

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

27

40

55

117

144

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

30

57

123

167

247

  1.  

Jharkhand

79

153

180

232

337

  1.  

Karnataka

1,566

1,648

2,082

2,546

3,032

  1.  

Kerala

597

671

901

1,070

1,294

  1.  

Ladakh

-

1

-

4

4

  1.  

Lakshadweep

-

1

-

-

2

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

302

401

540

891

1,264

  1.  

Maharashtra

1,987

2,531

3,552

4,763

5,801

  1.  

Manipur

3

10

33

31

26

  1.  

Meghalaya

5

-

6

10

18

  1.  

Mizoram

-

1

2

6

13

  1.  

Nagaland

2

5

6

7

22

  1.  

Odisha

170

257

367

442

620

  1.  

Puducherry

10

13

16

29

43

  1.  

Punjab

86

134

239

294

443

  1.  

Rajasthan

321

459

591

986

1,443

  1.  

Sikkim

2

1

3

2

2

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

556

715

1,067

1,791

2,810

  1.  

Telangana

559

754

928

1,370

1,757

  1.  

Tripura

7

17

11

25

23

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

807

1,290

1,876

2,554

3,426

  1.  

Uttarakhand

87

109

155

236

271

  1.  

West Bengal

276

362

648

991

1,170

 

Grand Total

10,604

13,798

19,371

26,330

34,779

 

ANNEXURE-II

State/UT-wise number of direct jobs (self-reported) created by recognised startups during the last five years viz 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 are as under:

    S. No.

States/UTs

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

  1.  

Andaman and Nicobar

Islands

60

32

72

71

97

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

1,552

2,849

2,304

3,067

5,669

  1.  

Arunachal Pradesh

12

 

31

55

185

  1.  

Assam

726

874

1,403

2,553

3,350

  1.  

Bihar

1,079

2,134

3,086

4,498

9,057

  1.  

Chandigarh

312

355

978

898

1,328

  1.  

Chhattisgarh

1,423

1,054

1,694

2,126

3,189

  1.  

Dadra and Nagar

Haveli and Daman and

Diu

29

31

136

147

138

  1.  

Delhi

13,862

17,638

22,231

29,955

38,280

  1.  

Goa

349

340

494

830

824

  1.  

Gujarat

6,077

9,295

17,329

23,610

48,138

  1.  

Haryana

9,990

10,515

10,006

13,694

26,021

  1.  

Himachal Pradesh

195

281

344

972

1,079

  1.  

Jammu and Kashmir

238

447

776

1,297

2,452

  1.  

Jharkhand

624

1,353

1,362

1,827

3,525

  1.  

Karnataka

20,256

23,767

20,812

24,544

35,066

  1.  

Kerala

4,413

5,446

7,582

10,286

11,737

  1.  

Ladakh

-

3

-

32

29

  1.  

Lakshadweep

-

7

-

 -

31

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

3,955

3,468

6,568

11,511

12,070

  1.  

Maharashtra

21,979

29,133

38,354

50,913

64,974

  1.  

Manipur

22

116

382

309

195

  1.  

Meghalaya

27

 -

48

61

157

  1.  

Mizoram

-

2

15

106

79

  1.  

Nagaland

10

32

81

71

268

  1.  

Odisha

2,248

2,220

3,742

4,526

6,532

  1.  

Puducherry

130

68

198

233

568

  1.  

Punjab

1,230

1,673

2,429

2,318

4,935

  1.  

Rajasthan

3,819

4,439

5,579

10,590

13,724

  1.  

Sikkim

6

2

29

22

8

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

6,860

7,772

9,684

17,192

30,536

  1.  

Telangana

8,622

8,576

9,581

14,249

18,378

  1.  

Tripura

46

735

95

188

193

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

8,823

13,226

18,812

22,673

33,831

  1.  

Uttarakhand

701

709

1,696

1,684

2,401

  1.  

West Bengal

3,396

2,604

6,632

9,353

11,468

 

GRAND TOTAL

1,23,071

1,51,196

1,94,565

2,66,461

3,90,512

 

ANNEXURE-III

Programs Implemented to promote Women Entrepreneurship:

  1. To promote flow of both equity and debt to women led startups, 10% of the fund in the Fund of Funds for Startups Scheme operated by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is reserved for women-led startups.

  2. Women Capacity Development Programme (WING) is a unique Capacity Development Program for women-led startups, to identify and support both aspiring and established women entrepreneurs in their startup journeys. The workshops are open to variety of business sectors including Tech, Construction, Product, Machine, Food, Agriculture, Education, etc. The workshops serve as a platform for emerging women entrepreneurs and other stakeholders to discuss the key challenges facing women entrepreneurs. WING workshops create a conducive environment to share best practices and experiences in overcoming challenges and to gain insights learned from the business models adopted in the Indian context. 

  3. A Virtual Incubation Program for Women Entrepreneurs was conducted in collaboration with Zone Startups to support women-led tech startups with pro-bono acceleration support.

  4. Startup India Hub: A webpage dedicated to women entrepreneurs has been designed on the Startup India portal. The page includes various policy measures for women entrepreneurs by both Central and State Governments.

  5. ASCEND Startup Workshop Series and Women for Startups Workshops: The Government organized a series of startup workshops - ASCEND (Accelerating Startup Calibre & Entrepreneurial Drive), for the entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and students from North-eastern region. In addition, the workshops are conducted with a specific focus on women entrepreneurs across the north-eastern states. The workshops have witnessed participation from ecosystem stakeholders such as government officials, startups, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, academic institutions, etc.

  6. Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP): The Government launched WEP in 2018 as an aggregator platform with the aim to overcome information asymmetry in the women entrepreneurial ecosystem. By showcasing all existing initiatives and providing domain knowledge it works towards empowering both prospective and present women entrepreneurs.

  7. SuperStree Podcast: With a vision to inspire a greater number of women across all regions in India to become entrepreneurs, the SuperStree video podcast series has been launched on women in the Indian Startup Ecosystem. The podcast spreads awareness related to innovations from women and to further strengthen women entrepreneurship in the country.

  8. Through various awareness programmes and capacity building programmes organized by the Government, and through print media and social media platforms, the Government also creates awareness about the existing schemes which support micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, including women entrepreneurs.

  9. BIRAC (under BioNEST and EYUVA schemes) has set up dedicated Bioincubation centres for women entrepreneurs that provide incubation space and mentoring (business, Intellectual Property, legal) specifically to women students/scientists/entrepreneurs as well as support women Self Help Groups (SHGs). 

 

  1. BIRAC’s WInER Award fellowship (Women In Entrepreneurial Research), in partnership with TiE-Delhi NCR: Under this award programme, women entrepreneurs working on ideas that impact large sections of the society are provided financial support along with other benefits including mentoring, handholding, an opportunity to go through an intensive accelerator programme. 

  2. Under the Startup Accelerators of MeitY for Product Innovation, Development and Growth (SAMRIDH) scheme, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) supports a dedicated women-led accelerator program hosted by Zone Startups.

  3. Under the Technology Incubation and Development of Entrepreneurs (TIDE) Scheme of MeitY, financial assistance is provided to Institutions of Higher Learning to strengthen their Technology Incubation Centres for enabling young entrepreneurs to create technology startup companies for commercial exploitation of technologies developed by them. 

  4. The States’ Startup Ranking on support to startup ecosystems is primarily an exercise to identify good practices across all the Indian states. The evaluation includes a specific provision to gauge the formulation and implementation of policies and special incentives to promote women-led startups in each state. The particular action point has witnessed active engagement and thereon reporting of measures undertaken by participating States and UTs.

  5. To identify the depth, quality and spread of innovation, inclusivity and diversity, and entrepreneurship in country, the Government instituted the National Startup Awards (NSA). NSA recognizes and promotes startups across 20 sectors and special categories. All four editions of the NSA (2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023) have featured a special category and award for women-led startups.

  6. Ministry of MSME has taken several steps to support women owned Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country to increase women’s participation. The details of the programs implemented in this direction are as under:

  1. Special drives for registration of women owned MSMEs under Udyam Registration Portal have been undertaken.

  2. Various fiscal incentives are provided to women entrepreneurs under the Credit Guarantee Scheme for Micro and Small Enterprises.

  3. To encourage entrepreneurship among women, the Ministry also implements a number of programs such as:

  • ‘Skill Upgradation & Mahila Coir Yojana’ under Coir Vikas Yojana, which is an exclusive training program aimed at skill development of women artisans engaged in the Coir sector.

  • The Ministry also implements Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), which is a credit-linked subsidy programme aimed at generating self-employment opportunities through establishment of micro enterprises in the non-farm sector by helping traditional artisans and rural/urban unemployed youth. Under the scheme, women are provided higher subsidy vis-à-vis non special category.

  • Participation of women entrepreneurs in trade fairs under Procurement & Marketing Support Scheme is subsidized.

 

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