National Start Up Awards: Piyush Goyal pitches for startup database in country

"The startup ecosystem will help the nation immensely as we move towards becoming a developed nation by becoming an enabler for us to leapfrog into a new age"

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, January 16, 2023, 03:43 PM IST
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National Start Up Awards: Piyush Goyal addressing the event | Image: FPJ

The Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, called for making a strong database of all startups in the country as it would belp both public and private sectors, while addressing the National Start Up Awards.

He said the database can help the government in its procurement of goods and services. Goyal added that there must be a number of startups having different levels of success and are not there in any database.

"One of the major areas of focus of the government has been simplification of the process of people engagement. I would urge all to give suggestions & feedback on areas that can further be simplified", said Goyal.

"Startups can ensure a better quality of lifestyle & ease of living for the citizens of our country", he added.

"The startup ecosystem will help the nation immensely as we move towards becoming a developed nation by becoming an enabler for us to leapfrog into a new age."

Goyal quoted Steve Jobs and said, “Innovation is an ability to see change as opportunity and not a threat”. "We are willing to engage more with you and help you make your innovative ideas come to fruition to enhance the future of India."

The minister also sought views of the startup community in further reducing compliance burden, and simplification of processes to promote ease of doing business in the country.

"I am sure there are many more areas where we can reduce the burden of processes for all of you," he said here at the National Startup Awards function.

Talking about the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), he said ONDC is a Unified Payments Interface-type protocol that would democratise the e-commerce businesses by onboarding crores of small retailers of the country.

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