Status: The RTI reply from the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) reveals that no substantial step has been taken to build 100 innovation zones in urban local bodies. However, as per the media reports, the DPIIT sought cabinet approval in October 2019 to implement the Startup India Vision 2024. The said initiative proposed various measures including setting up 100 Innovation Zones in urban local bodies and seven research parks by 2024. The government also launched the City Innovation Exchange portal for local bodies to submit their problems and seek innovative solutions from startups. i ii