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Innovation is driver of growth in rural and urban economy as it amplifies economic activity, employment generation and improves quality of life. India's rural innovators are capable of extraordinary inventions. Despite constraints, many of them have succeeded in creating indigenous products with frugal resources. About 70% of population resides in rural areas, the scope of innovations in farm as well as non‐farm activities in is huge and can act as a engine of growth for rural economy. With increased penetration of smart phones and cost internet services, rural business has immense potential.

Government of India is going to launch AGRI‐UDAAN Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 programme which will promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture. This will boost entrepreneurship and startups among rural youth.

The event will be inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh Objectives of the Convention and Exhibition

- To steer Punjab’s villages on to the path of development by empowering rural youth

- Fostering innovative and Entrepreneurship and Skills in Punjab through hand holding by the experts

- Connecting Youth of Punjab in Agricultural Entrepreneurship through Information

- Communication Technology tools for scaling up their projects

- Networking for Policy, Advocacy, and Agribusiness with Rural Youth

- Fostering entrepreneurial mindset of Punjab’s rural youth by providing information,         coaching and mentoring on entrepreneurial activities

- Facilitating the access of rural entrepreneurs and startups to funding/incentives for the start‐up of their entrepreneurial activities

- Mentoring opportunities by the Incubators that are accessible to young entrepreneurs to foster innovation and encourage mobility into sectors with higher profit potential

- Special emphasis to encourage female entrepreneurship in Punjab

Convention

To increase awareness of existing Central and State Government programmes to support young entrepreneurs, youth‐oriented information convention by the domain experts will be organized. Rural young people lack contact with successful entrepreneurs and support networks. The domain experts will dwell upon their own success stories that would equip youth with the skills and experience to operate their own enterprises successfully.

Program

DAY 1

10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Registration

11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Workshops

2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Inauguration of Exhibition by Hon’ble Chief Minister

2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Inaugural session

DAY 2

11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Workshops

3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Valedictory Session (Hon’ble Minister of Ind./Education)

 

Event Name: Rural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Convention & Exhibition

Date:10-11 April 2018

Venue: Patiala, Punjab

 

Contact on below addresses for stall booking:

Rural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Convention & Exhibition

Mr. Prateek Jain

Assistant Secretary, PHD Chamber

Email: prateek.jain@phdcci.in

Mobile: +91-9350088967

 

Office Address: PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110 016

Phone: 91-11-26863801-4/ 49545400

Email : jatinder@phdcci.in , prateek.jain@phdcci.in

Website: www.phdcci.in

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