Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Centre of ICAR-CIRCOT established under NIAP is promoting entrepreneurship and nurturing the establishment of start-ups based on the technologies developed by the institute in the area of post-harvest processing of cotton and value addition to its by-produce.Two start-ups were established by the incubates of CIRCOT ABI Centre.
Recently R-ABI has been established in the institute under the revamped scheme RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR). CIRCOT R-ABI supports agribusiness incubation by tapping innovations and technologies for venture creation in agriculture that includes Agri-Biotech, Agriculture/Horticulture/Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Agriculture/ Organic farming, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fishery.
Agri-input tools and technologies, Micro irrigation, Farm Mechanization and AgriEngineering, Precision Farming, Harvesting and Post-Harvest Processing, Food Processing, Supply Chain Management, Farm Retailing,AgriExtension Education, Internet of Things (IoT), ICT and Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture, Waste to Wealth, Secondary Agriculture,Agri Clinics & Farm Health services, Cotton and Other Natural Fibres, Nanotechnology Application in Agriculture, Green Composites, Paper and Pulp and Packaging.
This information was given by the Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.