Maharashtra leads states with 13,541 govt-recognised startups: DPIIT data

Maharashtra has the maximum number of government-recognised startups, followed by states such as Karnataka and Delhi, as per data shared by the industry department.

As many as 13,541 active Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recognised startups were from Maharashtra, out of the total 73,205 such government-approved new age companies in the country. This meansm Maharashtra has a share of 18 per cent with respect to the total number of startups.

Karnataka has 8,902 startups and Delhi is home to 8,670 enterprises as of July 5.

These startups have created more than 750,000 jobs with an average of 11 jobs per enterprise, the data showed.

Shruti Singh, joint secretary, DPIIT, said several startups are mushrooming in tier-2 and 3 cities. “Fifty per cent of startups are from small towns. Over 45 per cent have at least one‐woman director,” Singh told reporters.