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PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 1,000-crore ‘Startup India Seed Fund’


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday introduced a seed fund value Rs 1,000 crore for startups to offer them with preliminary capital to start out and develop their enterprise, and stated that ensures could be given to assist them increase debt capital going forward.

“So as to present preliminary capital to startups, the nation is launching a Startup India seed fund value Rs 1,000 crore. It will assist to start out and develop new startups,” Modi stated in his tackle to the BIMSTEC nations at ‘Prarambh: Startup India Worldwide Summit’, organised by the Division for Promotion of Business and Inside Commerce (DPIIT).

BIMSTEC, or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Financial Cooperation, is a grouping of nations in south Asia and Southeast Asia – Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal.

He stated that by way of the Fund of Funds, startups are already receiving help to lift fairness capital and going ahead, the federal government can even assist startups to lift debt capital by offering ensures.

“We try to create a startup system which relies on the mantra ‘of the youth, by the youth, for the youth’,” Modi stated, including that the StartUpIndia motion is finishing 5 years on the exact same day that India kick-started its greatest vaccination drive.

“The intention for the subsequent 5 years ought to be that our startups develop into world giants,” he stated.

The Prime Minister stated that India at present is among the greatest nations within the start-up ecosystem with greater than 41,000 start-ups who’re concerned in a single mission or the opposite within the nation with practically 5,700 within the IT sector, 3,600 within the well being sector and 1,700 startups in agriculture.

Emphasising that these startups are altering the demographic character of enterprise, Modi stated: “Earlier, on listening to a couple of startup folks used to ask ‘why do not you do a job?’. However now folks say why not create a startup as an alternative of doing a job.”

Modi stated that in 2014, solely 4 startups in India had been within the Unicorn Membership however at present, greater than 30 startups have crossed the $1 billion of which 11 startups joined the Unicorn Membership in 2020, through the Covid-19 disaster.

On authorities procurement, he stated that greater than 8,000 startups are registered with the Authorities e-Market (GeM) and have accomplished enterprise value Rs 2,300 crore of the Rs 80,000 crore whole enterprise accomplished by way of the GeM portal.

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