New Delhi: Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal today announced that India has achieved a landmark milestone. 75000 startups have been recognized in the country. These numbers tell the power of a vision. A vision to see innovation & enterprise drive growth, he emphasized.
75,000 startups in 75th year of independence
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has recognized more than 75,000 startups. A milestone which coincides with 75th year of independence. The Indian startup ecosystem continues to be fueled by innovation, enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Modi envisioned National Startup Day
During the Independence Day speech from the Red Fort on 15th August 2015, PM Modi had envisioned a new India. A India which taps on the entrepreneurial potential of its people. On 16th January of the following year a program was initiated to lay out an action plan to build a strong ecosystem for nurturing innovation and startups in the country. The date has now been declared as the National Startup Day.
Over 80 startups being recognized per day
6 years hence, the action plan has successfully guided into making India the 3rd largest ecosystem. The initial ten thousand startups were recognized in 808 days. Whereas the latest ten thousand were achieved in only 156 days. More than 80 Startups getting recognized per day. This is the highest rate in the world, the future of the startup culture is very promising and encouraging.
These numbers tell the power of a vision.
A vision to see innovation & enterprise drive growth.
India is now home to 75,000 startups in the 75th year of Independence and this is only the beginning. pic.twitter.com/Dh6sVxUnLU
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 3, 2022
Incentives and regulatory reforms for startups
Startup India program which was primarily setup to provide an enabling environment for the startups, has today evolved into the launchpad for them. From providing funding to tax incentives, from support on intellectual property rights to eased public procurement, from enabling regulatory reforms to access to international fests and events, Startup India program has become synonymous with sustainable economic growth.
Indian startup ecosystem creates 7.46 lakh jobs
Out of the total recognized startups, around 12% cater to IT services, 9% to Healthcare and Life Sciences, 7% to education, 5% to professional and commercial services and 5% to agriculture. An impressive, 7.46 lakh jobs have been created by the Indian startup ecosystem, so far, which has been a 110% yearly increase over the last 6 years. The fact that about 49% of our startups are from Tier II & Tier III today is a validation of the tremendous potential of our country’s youth.