‘Startup Chhattisgarh’ Launched

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Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has launched the ‘Start-up Chhattisgarh’ initiative to foster entrepreneurship and promote innovation.

The function to launch this project was held at Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management & Technology in Sejbahar, which was attended by a large number of entrepreneurs and youths.

As part of the initiative, 14 special camps will be set up in Chhattisgarh, which would be used as a platform to present ideas and the best out of them would be selected for incubation.

At least 3000 ideas would be collected through these camps and in the first phase, 36 start-up units selected of these ideas will be developed in next four months.

First 36 start-ups established in the state would be reimbursed (with) all state govt taxes paid by them for first three years.

Apart from this, assistance will be given in preparing the project report, quality certifications, technical patent costs.

While the MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) startups shall be eligible for 60percent subsidy on land premium in government industrial parks, all start-ups shall be given facility to do self-certifications for various state laws.

Subsidy of 75 per cent would be given on term loan up to Rs 70 lakh for six years.

Other incentives include, the fixed capital subsidy of 35-40percent up to Rs 3.5 crore, electricity duty exemption for 10 years and stamp duty exemption for land purchase or lease.

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