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Over 1,200 laws have been nixed to help startups: Govt

The government has scrapped around 1,200 complex laws and procedures for easy registration of startups to encourage entrepreneurs in the country, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said.
To create wealth in the country, entrepreneurship has to be promoted, Kant said adding the government has taken lot of steps especially for MSMEs.
"In the last two years, we have tried to dismantle lot of rules and laws, procedures and paperwork. We have scrapped about 1,200 laws which has never happened before," Kant told reporters here at an event.
He was speaking at the entrepreneur India 2017 conference, where business investors, startups, SMEs and professionals met for networking and to discuss possible business ideas, among others.
"Today one can register a company in a day and for an MSME, it takes around five minutes to register," Kant said.
Encouraging startups, he said those who fail should be able to exit quickly as India has brought in a bankruptcy law.
"The country has brought in bankruptcy law and GST. These are the measures for making India a very viable place for doing business," he said. pti
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