Programme Highlights: 

  1. Strengthening of existing agribusiness incubators for integrated rejuvenation and development and setting up new ones – R-ABI (RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators).
  2. Seed Stage Funding of R-ABI Incubates .
  3. Agripreneurship Orientation
  4. Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding of Agripreneurs The same facility will be utilized to execute all the above mentioned components of RKVY-RAFTAAR.


  1. To nurture potential agripreneurs by providing training cum internship with other startups to provide them practical, technical and business insights.
  2. To create and nurture a pipeline of agripreneurs for incubators.
  3. To make pursuing entrepreneurship related to innovative ideas an attractive career option among other available career choices.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. The applicant should propose one innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. for increasing efficiency in agriculture and allied sector.
  2. The applicants are expected to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations full time.
  3. The applicant should have an initial business plan/ proposal for the idea they intend to pursue.

Selection Process of Interns for Agripreneurship Orientation: 

  1. The CIC shall announce the programme
  2. All applicants for this programme will apply as per the prescribed format.
  3. The selection of agripreneurs that have an innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. and interest in pursuing their entrepreneurial aspirations full time, shall be done by the CIC.
  4. Under this component, the CIC will select a batch of maximum 30 agripreneurs that have a workable innovative idea.

Focus Areas: 

Organic Farming Precision Farming Agricultural Supply Chain Agricultural Biotechnology
Post Harvest & Food Technology Food Processing IoT, ICT and AI in Agriculture Natural Resource Management
Animal Husbandry, Dairying Agri-Input tools and technologies Farm Mechanisation Agriculture Engineering
Agri Ext Education Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture Agri Clinics & Farm Health services Other (Please Specify)
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