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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Commerce and Industry

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1292
TO BE ANSWERED ON 09.03.2016
Cities picked up under Start up India scheme

1292. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar 

Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Bengaluru or any other city in Karnataka or Kerala has been picked up as a centre for innovation, start-up centre, incubation centre or research park under various schemes of ''Start up India'' ;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) what are the programmes allocated to Bengaluru under the Atal Innovation, Mission (AIM) under ''Start up India''?

Answer
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRIMATI NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. The Action Plan for Startup India launched by the Prime Minister on 16th January 2016 envisages setting up of 7 New Research Parks modeled on the Research Park at IIT Madras. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru in Karnataka has been selected for establishment of a research park in the Action Plan. Similarly the Action Plan envisages setting-up/scaling-up of 18 Technology Business Incubators (TBI) at NITs/IITs/IIMs etc. NIT Calicut, IISER Thiruvanthapuram and IIM Kozhikode in Kerala have been selected for setting up of Technology Business Incubators.

(c): Government of India has approved the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) on 24th February 2016. No separate city-wise/Statewise allocation has been made under the Atal Innovation Mission.