PM Modi Big decision! January 16 will be Celebrated as 'National Start-up Day
During this, he said, 2022 has brought more new opportunities for the start-up sector of India. The organization of Start-up India Innovation Week
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with more than 150 startup entrepreneurs. The event is being organized to mark the sixth anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.
During this, he said, 2022 has brought more new opportunities for the start-up sector of India. The organization of Start-up India Innovation Week is also important in the 75th year of India's independence.
To make the culture of start-ups reach the far-flung parts of the country, it has been decided to celebrate January 16 as 'National Start-up Day'.
In this decade, the decisions being taken by the government for innovation, entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem have 3 key aspects - first: Entrepreneurship- to break free from bureaucratic silos, Second: Innovation - to develop institutional mechanisms, Third: : Handling young innovators. He said, our effort is to institutionalize innovation, to create attraction for innovation among students from childhood in the country. More than 9,000 Atal Tinkering Labs are today giving children the opportunity to innovate in schools, work on new ideas. The Start-up Runway facility on GeM platform is also being used by start-ups to make their products available to the government. Belief in the potential and creativity of youth is the basis of development of any nation. India today believes in its youth and is making policies accordingly. Various departments of the government, ministries, keep in touch with the youth and start-ups. encourage their ideas. The priority of the government is to give opportunities for innovation to as many youth as possible.
PM Modi said, the campaign going on in India regarding innovation has the effect that India's ranking in the Global Innovation Index has also improved a lot. In the year 2015, India was at number 81 in this ranking. Now India is at number 46 in the Innovation Index. India's startup ecosystem is constantly improving itself. It is in a constant state of learning and changing. Startups in India are now operating in 55 different industries. Five years ago, India didn't even have 500 startups! Today this number has crossed 60,000.
He said, the speed and scale with which India's young start-ups are building today is a testament to the strong will power and determination power of Indian in this era of global pandemic. Earlier, only a few companies could become big in the best of times, but last year 42 unicorns have been made in the country. These companies worth thousands of crores of rupees would have been self-reliant, are the hallmark of a confident India. Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of the unicorn. I agree, the golden era of India's start-ups is starting now.
PM Modi said, India's start-ups can easily reach themselves to other countries of the world. That's why you should not just keep your dreams local, but make them global. Remember this mantra- let's Innovate for India, innovate from India. Apart from agriculture and health, various startups in the field of entrepreneurship, space, industry 4.0, security, fintech and environment will be part of this dialogue program. More than 150 startup industries have been divided into six working groups based on core themes including Growing From Roots, Nazing the DNA, From Local to Global, Technology of the Future, Creating Champions in Manufacturing and Sustainable Development.