Status: The government approved the Uttar Poorva Transformative Industrialization Scheme in March 2024, offering several financial incentives for investors to set up new units or expand existing units. With an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore, the scheme aims to generate 83,000 direct jobs. Other key steps taken to promote entrepreneurship in northeast states include launching North East Venture Fund, North East Entrepreneurship Development Program, Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) special call for North East Region, and BIRAC’s Regional TechnoEntrepreneurship Centre to promote entrepreneurship and fund early stage startups. i ii iii iv v