It was on the occasion of India's 69th Independence Day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Startup India initiative from the ramparts of India's iconic Red Fort. Just five months later, on 16th January, the PM unveiled the historic Startup Action Plan. PM Modi's talk was laced with humour: "If anyone asks what's the difference, the government working on a Saturday that too after 6pm is the difference." He also said: "When I heard Ritesh (Aggarwal of Oyo) speak, I thought how a tea seller like me didn't think of setting up a hotel chain."
In the Vigyan Bhawan auditorium that was bristling with energy and anticipation, PM Narendra Modi announced the Startup Action Plan. Here are the top points (you can check the complete report at the end of this article):
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