On the second day of PM Kisan Samman Sammelan at Pusa Mela Ground in Delhi, an Agri startup conclave was organised. Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar was also present, where he announced a major initiative by the government.
Narendra Tomar said that an accelerator programme of Rs 500 crore will be started for popularizing and taking forward the successful initiatives by agriculture startups. The Agriculture Minister also talked about the linkage that will be created between the organisations like E-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) and the National Agriculture Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED).
He also said that Under the chairmanship of the Secretary of agriculture an Executive Committee would be constituted, comprising concerned agencies like the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), agricultural incubators and knowledge partners, agricultural universities, research institutes, top investors and other stakeholders.
Union Ministers of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kailash Choudhary and Shobha Karandlaje were also present in the conclave. Agriculture Secretary Manoj Ahuja and Director General of ICAR, Himanshu Pathak also addressed the conclave.