While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left the country again on a jet plane (this time to Europe), his bureaucrats back home seem to be incessantly working towards making India a better country for startups. Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy (DIPP), headed by Ramesh Abhishek, seems to be on a roll. Two days after DIPP came up with new guidelines (on how to run marketplaces in India), and FAQs on tax benefits for startups, it has unveiled a portal and an app dedicated to Indian startups.
Fulfilling the promises that were made during the launch of “Startup India” on 16th January, yesterday the government announced the launch of the Startup India portal, and the mobile app.
The portal and app, which will act as a single window for receiving latest updates on various notifications, circulars issued by various departments and different funding agencies, was launched by Secretary of DIPP, Ramesh Abhishek.
— Startup India (@startupindia) March 31, 2016
Here are the key features of the portal:
Information Availability: The portal and mobile app will provide up-to-date information on various notifications/circulars issued by various Government ministries/departments. The portal also lists various incubators (68) and investment firms (204) that can be used by startups. It also lists FAQs to help startups, incubators and funding agencies.