Recently, on National Youth Day, 82 best Agripreneurs who were trained under the Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business (AC&ABC) Scheme were awarded for their significant contribution to farmers through agri-clinic and agribusiness services.
About ‘Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business’ scheme –
- This is a mega flagship Scheme of Government of India implemented in the country in collaboration with NABARD since 2002.
- Aim — To transform unemployed youth into self-employed Agripreneurs through a 45-day free residential training in different parts of the country with a provision for availing loans and subsidies from the banks.
- It is being implemented by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad in different states in the country with a network of 136 Nodal Training Institutes (NTIS) spread across all the states.