She said her ministry, Commerce and Industry, will do its best to solve the financial difficulties being faced by start-ups.

Speaking on the role of Centre through Start-up India initiative at a programme here, the minister said, "the government, I am sure, will be a lot more flexible in dealing with issues raised by start-ups and we are not just looking at tech-based or application-based start-ups".

She added, "With the kind of start-ups and the kind of activity generated, India was ranked third globally and this cannot happen unless there was ground swell for it and youth are already at it".

Stating that she would rather put a lot of energy in pure science related matters, health, space and defense, Sitharaman said she saw everything going in favour of Coimbatore to be the start-up capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought in a change in the mindset, trusted the people and the first decision that we took was self-certification. The government launched the start-up initiative only to motivate the people and give it a greater push.

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