While Gujarat ranked as “Best Performer”, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, and Rajasthan are ranked as “Top Performers”, in the first ever States’Start-up Ranking 2018, announced by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), at an event in New Delhi today. DIPP began this exercise from January, 2016.
States have been identified as leaders across various categories such as Start-up policy leaders, incubation hubs, seeding innovation, scaling innovation, regulatory change champions, procurement leaders, communication champions, North-Eastern leader, and hill state leader. On the basis of performance in these categories, the States have been recognised as the Best Performer, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders, Emerging States and Beginners, as follows:
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana have emerged as `Leaders’, while Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal names as `Aspiring Leaders’.
Assam, Delhi, Goa, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and Uttarakhand are names as Èmerged States’. Chandigarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, and Tripura became `Beginners’.
Fifty-one officers from States and Union Territories have been identified as “Champions”, who have made significant contributions towards developing their State’s Start-up ecosystem.
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 methodology has been aimed at creating a healthy competition among States to further learn, share and adopt good practices.
A total of 27 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. Evaluation committee comprising independent experts from the Start-up ecosystem assessed the responses across various parameters. Many parameters involved getting feedback from beneficiaries. More than 40,000 calls were made in 9 different languages to connect with beneficiaries to get a real pulse at the implementation levels.