Sustained government eﬀorts have resulted in increasing the number of recognised startups from 442 in 2016 to 92,683 in 2023 (as on 28th February 2023). Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Som Parkash stated in reply to a parliamentary question. The Government launched Startup India initiative on 16th January 2016 with an aim to build a stronger ecosystem for nurturing India’s startup culture that would further drive our economic growth, support entrepreneurship, and enable large-scale employment opportunities.
Startups, have actively contributed in Government’s flagship programs such as Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart Cities Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission, National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY scheme) to improve urban infrastructure and service provision.
Furthermore, DPIIT has recognised startups which are spread across 56 diversified sectors. More than 15% of these startups are in sectors such as Agriculture, Healthcare & Lifesciences, Automotive, Telecommunication & Networking, Computer Vision, etc. Over 7,000 recognised startups are in sectors like Construction, House-hold Services, Logistics, Real Estate and Transportation and Storage contributing towards urban concerns.
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