The last date for submission of applications of Agripreneurship Orientation Program & Start-Up Agri-Business Incubation Program has been extended till 17th November 2020 by 5 PM. Download the applications from the Upcoming Events page.

About ANVESHAN-Agripreneurship Orientation Program

Agripreneurship orientation program is aimed at providing an opportunity to students, youth, smart farmers women or anyone to work on their innovative ideas by imparting two months training cum hands on internship with other startups. Guided by experienced and innovative startups, they will be able to understand business concepts/nuances, strategy and practical insights of specific industries or markets, challenges and strategies to resolve them. After successful completion of the two months orientation program, UAS, Dharwad Centre of Excellence (CoE) Incubation Committee (CIC) will facilitate incorporation of entities for all viable business ideas by the above mentioned interns. After that, these startups will be eligible for Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding, grant-in-aid up to ₹5 lakhs.

Programme Highlights

a. Strengthening of existing agribusiness incubators for integrated rejuvenation and development and setting up new ones – R-ABI (RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators).

b. Seed Stage Funding of R-ABI Incubatees.

c. Agripreneurship Orientation.

d. Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding of Agripreneurs the same facility will be utilized to execute all the above mentioned components of RKVY-RAFTAAR.


a. To nurture potential Agripreneurs by providing training cum internship with other startups to provide them practical, technical and business insights.

b. To create and nurture a pipeline of Agripreneurs for incubators.

c. To make pursuing entrepreneurship related to innovative ideas an attractive career option among other available career choices.

Eligibility Criteria

a. The applicant should propose one innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. for increasing efficiency in agriculture and allied sector.

b. The applicants are expected to pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations full time.

c. The applicant should have an initial business plan/ proposal for the idea they intend to pursue.

Selection Process of Interns

a. The CIC shall announce the programme.

b. All applicants for this programme will apply as per the prescribed format.

c. 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.

d. Under this component, the CIC will select a batch of maximum 30 Agripreneurs that have a workable innovative idea.

Funding Support

a. A stipend of ₹10,000 per month will be granted to these interns for two months during the hands on training period.

b. Idea/ Pre-Seed Stage Funding: under this, subsistence grant of a maximum of ₹5 lakhs will be provided to interns who have successfully completed the initial two months of Agripreneurship orientation program and are aspiring to convert their innovative idea based on technology, service, business platforms etc. into a prototype/ product. Startups supported for idea/pre-seed stage funding will be eligible for obtaining next stage of Seed Stage Funding after evaluation.

Broad Activities

a. These young Agripreneurs will receive up to 60 hours initial training at Krishik-UAS, Dharwad Agri-Business Incubator with hands on training cum internship with startups.

b. They will refine/work on their innovative idea simultaneously.

Incubatees Recommended for Funding from Govt. of India

First Cohort

Sl No. Name of Participant Title of Project Amount of Grant-in-Aid (₹ in Lakhs)
1 Doddappa S. Nisty, Minds Solvit Pvt. Ltd. Processing of Moringa (Drumstick): Seed oil & powder which will be sold as nutrition & health product 3
2 Iranna C. Shiranahalli, Shri Pruthvi Agro Food Products LLP. Mushroom Production and producing value added products of mushroom 5
3 Manjunath K. Gayakawad, Wormbotics Technologies Simplified LLP. Remote Controlled Agriculture Robot: Used for spraying of pesticides in smart way. System will work in the field without manual or physical operation by the farmer 5
4 Kiran S. Baddi, PEQUREL Microelectronics Pvt. Ltd. Advanced Adaptive Agricultural System: Digital control system that controls the environment within a greenhouse primarily using solar energy and some electric energy 5
5 Harsha D., Honney Pack Agro Solutions LLP. HDP Product (Multilayer Polythene Bag): Helps in vacuum packing and storing hygroscopic seeds 4.5
6 Rakesh Sindagi, Agrikart Organics Pvt. Ltd. Organic food products with Traceability: Digital Signature as innovative element 5
7 Sitalkumar A. Yalawatti, Arhat Agro Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Growing of sugarcane seedlings in plastic trays using sugarcane single eye bud, coco peat as growing media 5


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Training for 2nd cohort AVISHKAR & ANVESHAN Trainees, Despande Startups-Hubballi

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Cohort Trianees with Resource Persons, Deshpnde Startups-Hubballi

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Training Sessions at Deshpande Startups, Hubli

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Best Performing Startup (pre-seed stage) award was given to Mr. Haresh Patel (Kisan Agri Mall)

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Visit to KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belagavi.

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Anveshan Trainees at Institute of Organic Farming, UAS, Dharwad

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Deshpande Startups, Hubli

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Institute of Organic Farming, UAS, Dharwad

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, UAS, Dharwad

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S.K.S.J Arts & S.M.S Commerce college for woman, Dharwad

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Training for Incubates, Deshpande Startups, Hubli

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Visit to HEAGL Technologies, Deshpande Startups, Hubli

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News paper Clipping (Inauguration of 1st Cohort)

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News Paper Clipping (University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad signs MoU for production of Sugarcane Seedlings)

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