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Agripreneurship Orientation Program (AOP) of RKVY-RAFTAAR

Agripreneurship Orientation Program (AOP) of RKVY-RAFTAAR scheme is aimed at providing an opportunity to students/youth to work on their innovative ideas on technological solutions/processes/products/services/business platforms etc. that could enhance productivity or increase efficiency in agriculture and allied activities, enhance remuneration/farmers’ incomes, rural economy and wealth. The interns will be given two months (60 hours) training cum hands on internship at the CIRCOT-R-ABI. Guided by experienced technology mentors and successful innovators they will be able to understand business concepts/nuances, strategy and gain practical insights into markets, challenges and develop strategies to resolve them. A stipend of Rs. 10,000/- per month will be granted from CIRCOT-R-ABI to these interns for two months during the hands on training period. After successful completion of the two months orientation programme, the CIRCOT-R-ABI will facilitate incorporation of entities for all viable business ideas by the interns. Selected interns will be eligible to apply for Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding, of grant in aid upto Rs. 5 lakhs per startup for converting his/her innovative idea into prototype/product. The selected interns will register his/her company before the release of the grant as per DIPP notification to get Grant in aid.

Eligibility Criteria: 
  1. The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  2. The applicant should propose one innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. for increasing efficiency in agriculture and allied sector.
  3. The recipient should have an innovative initial business plan/proposal for the idea they intend to pursue.
  4. After successful completion of the initial two months of AOP, interns will qualify to submit application for receiving Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding.
  5. The selected intern should be registered for the incubation programme at the CIRCOT-R-ABI for the entire duration of Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding.
  6. The selected intern shall register his/her company before the release of grant or he/she has to be an Indian start-up as per DIPP notification. 
Selection process and funding support:  
  1. Application from eligible interns will be scrutinized and evaluated by CIRCOT-R-ABI Incubation Committee (RIC). Under this program, CIRCOT-R-ABI will select a batch of 30 agripreneurs that have a workable innovative idea. 
  2. A stipend of Rs. 10,000/- per month will be granted to AOP interns for two months during which they will be guided by experienced technology mentors and successful innovators.
  3. After successful completion of the initial AOP, interested interns aspiring to convert their innovative idea into a marketable prototype/product will present his/her business plan before RIC. The committee will evaluate the interns on the basis of progress made on their innovative idea during AOP and recommend the interns to RKVY-RAFTAAR Selection & Monitoring Committee (RC) for their final evaluation for Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding.
  4. The RC will evaluate and recommend the interns for Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding.
  5. A maximum of 20 idea stage startups registered with CIRCOT-R-ABI will be supported under this scheme. 
  6. A subsistence grant of upto Rs. 5 lakhs will be provided for each intern/startup under Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding.
Program Period: 

20th May 2019 – 19th July 2019 (2 months/60 hours) 

Documents to be furnished: 
  1. Duly filled and neatly typed application in prescribed format (Annexure I) with and passport size photograph.
  2. Letter of Authorization as per the Annexure II (only if applicant is representing a Team/ Company)
  3. Supporting documents as listed in Annexure III.
Important Instructions:
  1. Application should reach to following address by registered post/hand delivery/courier. The applications can also be sent electronically to the email address# mentioned below.
  2. Incomplete application, re-submission and late submission for any reasons whatsoever will not be entertained.
  3. CIRCOT-R-ABI reserves the right to reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.
Address for Communication:

Dr. Ashok Kumar Bharimalla

Principal Investigator - CEO 

CIRCOT-R-ABI 

ICAR-CIRCOT, Adenwala Road, 

Matunga (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400019

Phone No.: 022 2414 3718; 9702878249 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last date for submission of application:

6th May 2019 before 5:00 p.m.

 

Application Form

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*For details/guidelines, please visit site www.circot.res.in; https://rkvy.nic.in

 

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