Jammu and Kashmir has been ranked as an ‘Emerging State’ for startups in India, by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. The DIPP on Thursday announced State Startup Rankings of states and Union Territories (UTs) for 2018 on the basis of the environment they have created for the startups. The rankings have been declared on the basis of the startup policy framework that DIPP had released earlier this year.
As per the rankings, the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation with recognition as an ‘Emerging State in developing and enabling Startup ecosystem in the State’ and ‘As Leader for Seeding Innovation’. Being the nodal agency for implementation of J&K Startup policy, Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) represented J&K in the State Startup India Rankings-2018.