Kerala has made major strides for facilitating the growth of B2G startups in the state. The Government of Kerala has introduced the first-of-its-kind initiative of providing direct procurement options to Government departments from startups, the first time by any State Government in India. This sprouts from the Kerala State IT Policy 2017 that formalised public procurement from startups.
Kerala is one of the proactive states who have successfully inducted and implemented
the Startup direct procurement for Government departments and organizations. This
has become rated as one of the best practices in the States Startup Ranking by DPIIT
under Public Procurement. Kerala Government has become one of the major early
adopters of startup products.
The innovative startup products adopted by the government has encouraged innovation
within the government and this has in fact enthused more departments to engage with
startups. The successful engagement with startups has created more departments to
explore engaging innovative products from the startups.
The Government of Kerala has issued multiple Government Orders (GO) for establishing the scheme and the same has been successfully implemented.