States ranked for their startup ecosystems

12th September 2020
States ranked  for their startup ecosystems
Union Minister of Commerce, Piyush Goyal (centre) announcing the winning states in the startup rankings

September 12 2020: The Results of the second edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems were released yesterday by the  Union Commerce Ministry’s  Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
The key objective is  to foster competitiveness and propel States and Union Territories to work proactively towards uplifting the start-up ecosystem. 
The States’ Startup Ranking Framework 2019 has 7 broad reform area, consisting of 30 action points ranging from Institutional Support, Easing Compliances, Relaxation in Public Procurement norms, Incubation support, Seed Funding Support, Venture Funding Support, and Awareness & Outreach. To establish uniformity and ensure standardization in the ranking process, States and UTs have been divided into two groups.While UTs except Delhi and all States in North East India except Assam are placed in Category ‘Y’. All other States and UT of Delhi are in Category ‘X’.
A total of 22 States and 3 Union Territories participated in the exercise. Evaluation Committees comprising independent experts carried out a detailed assessment of responses across various parameters. Many parameters involved getting feedback from beneficiaries which was gathered through more than 60,000 calls made in 11 different languages to empathetically connect with beneficiaries to ascertain the real situation at the implementation levels.
For the purposes of Ranking, States are classified into 5 Categories: Best Performers, Top Performers, Leaders, Aspiring Leaders and Emerging Startup Ecosystems. Within each category, entities are placed alphabetically. States are also recognised as Leaders in 7 reform areas of support to startups.
A detailed National report has been released
State Specific Report for each of the 25 participating entities has also been released, containing a comprehensive analysis of respective ecosystem, which highlights strengths and priority areas for future.
‘Compendium of Good Practices’ adopted by various States in supporting startups has also been released. It identifies 166 good practices, which may be directly used by States to identify and implement newer initiatives.
The National Report and Specific Reports for all participating States and Union Territories launched during the session can be downloaded from the Startup India Portal.
The results were announced by the Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways Piyush Goyal today, through a virtual felicitation ceremony in the presence of Minister of State for Commerce & Industry & Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Civil Aviation, Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Som Parkash.
Winners  in the major states and Union Territories
Best Performer: Gujarat
Top Performers: Karnataka, Kerala
Leaders: Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan
Aspiring Leaders Haryana, Jharkhand, Punjab, Telangana, Uttarakhand
Emerging Startup Ecosystems: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh