Gujarat was named the “best performer” in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade’s (DPIIT) States’ Start-up Rankings 2021 for the third time in a row, according to the results released on Monday by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Textiles and Consumer Affairs, Piyush Goyal in New Delhi.
The Gujarat delegation led by Principal Secretary, Education, S J Haider and Industries Commissioner & Nodal officer for Startup Gujarat Cell Dr. Rahul Gupta received the award, a government release said.
According to the release, the state was recognised for “Best Practices” like financial assistance to over 160 startups, sensitising over 300 potential private investors for investing in startups, and sensitising over 150 Government officials for engaging with startups.
The 2021 ranking was based on seven broad reform areas consisting of 26 action points ranging from Institutional support, Fostering innovation & entrepreneurship, Access to market, Incubation support, Funding support, Mentorship support, and capacity building of enablers.
The Startup India team conducted extensive user feedback and focused on on-the-ground reform implementation in the state.