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AGRI UDAAN®, Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 3.0 Launched

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) & DG (ICAR) launched the AGRI UDAAN®, Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 3.0 at the ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management.  Dr. Mohapatra wished AGRI UDAAN 3.0 a grand success in which scaling up of innovative enterprises is envisaged.  He emphasized on the need for keeping the farmers’ interest during the whole process.

Shri Harkesh Kumar Mittal, Adviser, Member Secretary, National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board & Former Secretary, Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India stressed upon taking the timely action on the knowledge for the good entrepreneurs.

While highlighting the Entrepreneurial ecosystem in Telangana, Shri Jayesh Ranjan (I.A.S.), Principal Secretary, Departments of Industries & Commerce (I&C) & Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C), Government of Telangana urged for taking the maximum benefit from the State Government’s policies.


Shri Hemant Songadkar, Chief General Manager, Off Farm Development Department, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai briefed about the NABARD’s efforts to promote the entrepreneurship for the rural development. He also emphasized on the need for convergence and networking for a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Dr. P. Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hyderabad mentioned that the Incubators of UoH are ready for co-working with all the prominent stakeholders like NAARM’s TBI a-IDEA.

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM briefed about the ICAR-NAARM’s activities and a-IDEA. He also outlined the detailed timeline and plan for AGRI UDAAN 3.0. More than 270 Delegates from Academia, Corporates, Research Organizations, Investors, Government Functionaries, Evangelists and Start-Up Entrepreneurs were present during the occasion.

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