Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said the state government will link 60,000 villages of the state with the Start-up India programme.
He made the announcement while addressing the Start-Up Master Class programme held at IIT Kanpur.
The chief minister said, “The state government will link 60,000 villages of the state with the Start-up India programme and technology will reach the villages, so that the villagers can get employment from their home itself.”
Adityanath further said that the villages will be technically-sound and the people will come to know about various public welfare schemes.
At Kanpur’s Harcourt Butler Technical University, the chief minister inaugurated and laid foundations of projects worth Rs 7876.17 crore.
The above development was first reported in Gadgets Now.
Earlier in 2016, before Yogi Adityanath became CM of the state, Uttar Pradesh government had already introduced Start-up Policy for entrepreneurs and startups in the state.
In last couple of years, the only major startup, which is based out of Uttar Pradesh, that received funding and in news was education startup EduGorilla which had raised funding in July 2017.
In September 2017, it was also announced that Uttar Pradesh’s capital city Lucknow is all set to get the biggest incubator centre that the Indian startup ecosystem has seen till date.