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DPIIT recognises 28,979 start-ups: Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) had recognised 28,979 start-ups as of March 1, 2020, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal stated in a written reply to Lok Sabha today. 38 start-ups were in fact de-recognised by DPIIT between February 26 and March 1, comparison with figures disclosed by Goyal on March 4 reveals. The Startup India Initiative was launched on January 16, 2016. As per figures revealed today, Maharashtra has the most number of recognised start-ups — 5,477 — followed by Karnataka (4,206), Delhi (3,740), Uttar Pradesh (2,342) and Haryana (1,635). With just 1 start-up, Lakshadweep Islands have the least number of recognised start-ups. Of the 28 states and 8 UTs currently recognised, only 2 states — Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram — and 4 UTs — Delhi, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli — do not have their own start-up policies. Ladakh, which became a UT only after the abrogation of Article 370, is not recognised in the list. 17 start-ups were recognised in Tamil Nadu between February 26 and March 1, 2020, according to details revealed in Lok Sabha on March 4. 23 start-ups were recognised in Assam between November 2019 and March 2020, according to figures revealed by Goyal in Lok Sabha in November 2019. The Startup Ranking Framework for states and UTs was introduced on February 6, 2018 and announced on December 20, 2018. Gujarat was adjudged to be the "best performer". Funding start-ups The Indian government had set up…

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