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'Govt approves only 10 startups for availing tax benefits'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has approved only 10 startups for availing benefits since the launch of Startup programme in January 2016, was informed today.

As on March 9, the received 1,835 applications for seeking recognition under the Startup programme and out of this, 713 have been recognised.


Commerce and Industry Minister said that "146 applications could be considered for benefits, out of which 10 startups have been approved by the inter-ministerial board for availing benefits".

Also, 267 startups have been facilitated by providing advisory on business plans, pitching support, mentoring support and 104 applicants have received the benefit of 80 per cent rebate in patent fees, she said in a written reply to the

Replying to a separate question on foreign direct investment, the minister said the reviews policy on various sectors, including retail, on an ongoing basis.

"Significant changes are made in the policy regime, from time to time, to ensure that remains increasingly attractive and investor-friendly investment destination," she added.

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