Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed India’s startups ecosystem, acknowledging 42 startups turned unicorns, or a startup valued at $1 billion or extra, in 2021. He introduced that January 16 shall be celebrated as Nationwide Startup day.
“5 years in the past, there have been lower than 500 startups in India, in the present day there are near 60,000 startups within the nation. Startups would be the spine of latest India,” Modi mentioned in an interplay with children from the startup ecosystem.
The prime minister requested startups to comply with the mantra: “Allow us to innovate for India, innovate from India,” as he mentioned the nation is inching near 100 unicorns.
“Our startups are altering the foundations of the sport. That’s why startups are going to be the spine of latest India,” he mentioned.
He mentioned this decade is being referred to as the ‘techade’ of India. He added that the huge adjustments that the federal government is making to strengthen the innovation, entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem have three essential aspects- first, liberating entrepreneurship and innovation from the net of presidency processes, second, creating an institutional mechanism to advertise innovation and third, younger innovators handholding of youth enterprise.
PM Modi mentioned half the startups in India are in tier two and three cities and urge them to enter India’s villages. “Rural and semi-urban areas will see the following wave of enlargement,” he mentioned.
The prime minister identified innovation marketing campaign occurring in India has helped enhance the nation’s rating within the International Innovation Index. In 2015, India was at quantity 81 on this rating and it now ranks 46 in Innovation Index, he mentioned.