The Government of Odisha has recognised 80 startups in the last two months under its Startup Odisha initiative. The statistics were revealed during the recently held meeting of the Task Force held under the Chairmanship of Shri L.N. Gupta, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, MSME.
The Task Force also revealed that 32 more applications are under process and a monthly grant of INR 20,000 has been given to eight recognised startups.
These startups are working in different sectors and are committed to bringing unique and innovative products to the table. A few of these names include Phoenix Robotix Pvt. Ltd, Maiestas Technologies Pvt. Ltd, DD Bio Solution Technology Pvt. Ltd, Krea Foods and Beverages Pvt. Ltd and Prantae Solutions (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.
The latter three are women-led startups. Also, while Phoenix is employing a team of 23 members, Maiestas is providing direct employment to more than 75 persons in the state; thus, adhering to Startup India Initiative’s job creation criterion.
Earlier in May 2017, the Indian government amended the startup definition. It made it compulsory to make an upfront declaration of the number of jobs their initiative will create in order to avail benefits under the Startup India plan.
A few of the other initiatives proposed by the Task Force are