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Agri-entrepreneurs imparted training at AAU

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, Jan 1 - The North East Agriculture Technology Entrepreneurs Hub (NEATEHUB) at the Assam Agricultural University at Borbheta here on Tuesday organised a valedictory session of the hub�s second batch of agricultural entrepreneurs programme.

It may be mentioned here that NEATEHUB was established last year at the AAU campus with an aim to create a sustainable environment for upcoming entrepreneurs of the north-eastern region in the agriculture and its allied branches by providing the necessary technical support and guidance.

The institute is first-of-its-kind in the north-eastern region and is among the 28 such hubs established for agri entrepreneurs across the country as a Section 8 non-profit company with funding from the NITI Ayog and the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers� Welfare�s flagship scheme � Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana � Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvination (RKVY-RAFTAAR).

The two-month residential agricultural entrepreneurship orientation programme has been tailor-made for entrepreneurs, who were at an idea stage, to be given curation and nurturing to start their ventures.

Eleven entrepreneurs participated in the said programme held during November-December period. The programme imparted two months of classroom mentoring and practical hand-holding/apprenticeship on the respective business ideas of the participants. The first batch of the said programme was held during July-August 2019.

The chief guest for the valedictory session was Director, CSIR�NEIST at Pulibor (Jorhat), Dr G Narahari Sastry. AAU Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya, CEO of NEATEHUB, Dr K Karthikeyen and Director on Board of NEATEHUB, Dr Danish Tamuly along with Deans and Heads of AAU colleges were among those who attended the function.

Dr G Narahari Sastry and Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya handed over certificates and stipend to the entrepreneurs who were participants of the orientation programme.

Speaking on the ocassion, Dr Sastry mentioned about the research work being carried out by CSIR NEIST and the establishment of a Centre for Agri Technology and Rural Development which is under way. He said that NEIST and NEATEHUB should collaborate to help agri-based entrepreneurs to innovate and scale up their ventures to generate more and more employment in the region.

Dr Bhattacharyya, in his address, stressed the need for looking beyond agriculture and to help nurture agri-business. The Vice-Chancellor (In-Charge) outlined the various activities and initiatives taken by the university to commercialise their technologies for a larger impact. A few entrepreneurs too spoke about their ideas and the challenges they were facing. Earlier, CEO of NEATEHUB, Dr K Karthikeyen, in his welcome address, emphasised the need for innovation in north-eastern region for which adequate support and exposure was vital requirement.

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Agri-entrepreneurs imparted training at AAU

JORHAT, Jan 1 - The North East Agriculture Technology Entrepreneurs Hub (NEATEHUB) at the Assam Agricultural University at Borbheta here on Tuesday organised a valedictory session of the hub�s second batch of agricultural entrepreneurs programme.

It may be mentioned here that NEATEHUB was established last year at the AAU campus with an aim to create a sustainable environment for upcoming entrepreneurs of the north-eastern region in the agriculture and its allied branches by providing the necessary technical support and guidance.

The institute is first-of-its-kind in the north-eastern region and is among the 28 such hubs established for agri entrepreneurs across the country as a Section 8 non-profit company with funding from the NITI Ayog and the Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers� Welfare�s flagship scheme � Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana � Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sectors Rejuvination (RKVY-RAFTAAR).

The two-month residential agricultural entrepreneurship orientation programme has been tailor-made for entrepreneurs, who were at an idea stage, to be given curation and nurturing to start their ventures.

Eleven entrepreneurs participated in the said programme held during November-December period. The programme imparted two months of classroom mentoring and practical hand-holding/apprenticeship on the respective business ideas of the participants. The first batch of the said programme was held during July-August 2019.

The chief guest for the valedictory session was Director, CSIR�NEIST at Pulibor (Jorhat), Dr G Narahari Sastry. AAU Vice Chancellor (In-Charge) Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya, CEO of NEATEHUB, Dr K Karthikeyen and Director on Board of NEATEHUB, Dr Danish Tamuly along with Deans and Heads of AAU colleges were among those who attended the function.

Dr G Narahari Sastry and Dr Ashok Bhattacharyya handed over certificates and stipend to the entrepreneurs who were participants of the orientation programme.

Speaking on the ocassion, Dr Sastry mentioned about the research work being carried out by CSIR NEIST and the establishment of a Centre for Agri Technology and Rural Development which is under way. He said that NEIST and NEATEHUB should collaborate to help agri-based entrepreneurs to innovate and scale up their ventures to generate more and more employment in the region.

Dr Bhattacharyya, in his address, stressed the need for looking beyond agriculture and to help nurture agri-business. The Vice-Chancellor (In-Charge) outlined the various activities and initiatives taken by the university to commercialise their technologies for a larger impact. A few entrepreneurs too spoke about their ideas and the challenges they were facing. Earlier, CEO of NEATEHUB, Dr K Karthikeyen, in his welcome address, emphasised the need for innovation in north-eastern region for which adequate support and exposure was vital requirement.

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