• The Start up India, Stand up India campaign was announced by Prime Minister Modi on 15thAugust, 2015.
  • He called on each of the 1.25 lakh bank branches in India, to support at least one dalit or tribal, and at least one women entrepreneur, touting it as a new dimension to the startup culture.
  • According to the World Bank’s 2014 report, India is ranked 134 out of 189 countries in the overall ease of doing business” ranking, a report that shows just how easy it is for one to open a business. 
  • The RBI report on Rehabilitation of Sick MSMEs states that 29% of MSMEs consider lack of infrastructure as a key constraint