The results of the third edition of Ranking of States on Support to Startup Ecosystems were released by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles.

For the ranking, states and union territories are classified into five categories: best performers, top performers, leaders, aspiring leaders and emerging start-up ecosystems. Gujarat and Karnataka emerged as the best performers in a category of states, including Delhi's National Capital Territory (NCT). Meghalaya won the top honour among union territories (UTs), and north-eastern (NE) states. While Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa and Telangana got the top performers award among states, Jammu and Kashmir emerged as the top performer among UTs and NE states.

The felicitation ceremony was accompanied by the release of the National Report, highlighting the vision, framework, evolution across the years, methodology and implementation, and the way ahead for the state's startup ranking. A State Specific Report for each of the 31 participating states and union territories has also been released, containing an extensive analysis of the respective ecosystem, highlighting strengths and priority areas for the future.

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.



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