Gujarat, Karnataka and Meghalaya were the ‘best performers’ in developing startup ecosystems for entrepreneurs last year, according to the latest ranking of states and union territories by the Centre's Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana and J&K were in the next category of ‘top performers’.
In the previous report in 2019, Gujarat and Andaman & Nicobar Islands were in the ‘best performer’ category, and Karnataka and Kerala were in the ‘top performer’ category.
There are three other categories: leaders, aspiring leaders, and emerging startup ecosystems. Tamil Nadu, UP, and Punjab are among the eight states and UTs in the leaders category. Tamil Nadu and UP were in the emerging startup ecosystems category in the 2019 study. Rajasthan, Delhi and MP are among the 11 states and UTs in the aspiring leaders category.