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Startup Incentives

GST Reimbursement

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for annual reimbursement of state GST paid in sales of goods for a period of 3 years up to a maximum of INR 5 Lakhs per Start-up per year.

Special Focus on Women Entrepreneurship

The State is committed to encourage and support women entrepreneurs in the State. Special efforts will be made to

  • Identify women entrepreneurs in rural and urban Nagaland.
  • Create awareness among women entrepreneurs on various State & Centrally sponsored schemes.
  • 25% funds will be dedicated to promote startups by women entrepreneurs in the State.
Stamp Duty Reimbursement

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for 100% reimbursement of Stamp Duty/Registration Fee/ Conversion Fee on sale/lease deeds for first transaction.

Digital Upgradation Subsidy

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for digital upgradation subsidy at 50% of capital expenditure for purchase of computers, smart phones, related hardware and software subjected to a ceiling of INR 5 Lakhs per Startup.

Broadband Connectivity Reimbursement

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for 50% rental reimbursement for a maximum period of two years subject to a ceiling of INR 2 lakhs. It may include any rent being paid to an incubator/co-working.

Power Subsidy

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for power subsidy @50% subject to a limit of Rs. 10 lakhs p.a for a period of 5 years.

Reimbursement of Patent Filing Cost

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for reimbursement up to 100% of the actual cost (including filing fees, attorney fees, search fees, maintenance fees) for patent filing with a maximum limit of INR 2 lakhs for filing domestic patent and up to INR 5 lakhs for filing international patent. This reimbursement shall be payable 50% after the patent is filed and the balance 50% after the patent has been granted.

Marketing and Promotion Assistance

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for reimbursement of 50% of the actual marketing and promotion costs (including travel) incurred by a Startup in listing fees for online and offline advertisements, in store promotions, publishing or digital marketing materials, trade show participation, market research, etc subject to maximum of INR 5 lakhs per Start-Up.

Regulation

The State Government will ease regulations for registrations and renewals with self-certification and deemed approval for recognized start-ups to avail Government licenses and services.

Encourage Public Procurement

The State Government will encourage participation of Startups in public procurement by waiving off prior experience or turnover requirements so long as the product meets the desired specifications and encourage consortium of eligible companies with start-ups in bidding for State Government projects which will bring in the element of innovation and new ideas.

Start-ups selected under this policy shall be eligible for incentives/provisions under Nagaland Industrial and Investment Policy in force. However, the incentive for the same component cannot be claimed from more than one scheme.