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States’ Start-Up Ranking Recognises Andamans An Aspiring Leader

The States' Start-up Ranking is a yearly capacity-building exercise created and released by DPIIT that evaluates all of India's states and Union Territories on their efforts to build an ecosystem conducive to startup growth

States’ Start-Up Ranking Recognises Andamans An Aspiring Leader

Press Trust Of India

POSTED ON January 18, 2024 5:03 PM

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been recognised as an ‘Aspiring Leader’ in the latest States’ Start-up Ranking of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), officials said. 

There are 53 recognised start-ups, including 22 ventures led by women, in the entire archipelago, they said. The key sectors include construction and engineering, travel and tourism, and IT. 

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have stood out among its counterparts, showcasing the potential to become a prominent hub for emerging businesses and start-ups among the ‘B’ category states (population of less than 1 crore), a senior official said. 

“We are delighted to receive the prestigious title of ‘Aspiring leader’ (in the 4th edition of the States' Start-Up Ranking). The recognition fits very well with our consistent and persistent efforts to establish Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a thriving hub for startups across various domains and sectors,” Nikhil Kumar, commissioner-cum-secretary (Industries), Andaman and Nicobar Administration, told PTI. 

“The administration is leaving no stone unturned in fostering a positive, conducive,, and vibrant start-up ecosystem in the islands backed by enabling legal, structural, and policy-related interventions,” he said. 

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