Is the program only for Agriculture and allied sector?

Yes, it is only for Agriculture and allied sector Start-ups.

Is there any minimum qualification criterion for enrolment in both the Programmes?

No,there is no such prescribed criterion. Programme is open for all entrepreneurial applicants irrespective of qualification.

Is there any maximum age limit for the applicant?

There is no maximum age limit however;applicant should not be a minor.

Is it compulsory to attend two months training programme?

Yes, training is an integral part of both the programmes and compulsory to attend.

Is it compulsory for the owner of the start-up to attend the training program or his/her team member can attend?

Founder or anyone from his/her core team members is permissible to attend the training.However, it is suggestive for the founder to attend the training programme.

What will be the Funding procedure?

After the completion of two months training programme, UTKARSH-PDKV will forward the proposal of selected startups to the Ministry for funding.

Are only New Ideas invited?

Any idea/venture in Agri and allied sector which satisfy DIPP definition of startup is eligible to apply

What will be the Venue of Training Program?

Venue for training will be, UTKARSH PDKV, AGRI-BUSINESS INCUBATION CENTRE, Near shahid Sthambh, Akola.

What is the source of funding under the programme?

Funding for the selected Start-ups and Agripreneur will come from Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer welfare, GoI through UTKARSH-PDKV R-ABI, Akola

What is the definition of Start-up?

We consider DIPP definition of startup for this program

Will the training be provided in regional language?

The training will be provided in Marathi, Hindi and English language

Do the Start-up which is not registered but operational can participate?

Yes, they can participate. However, they would need to register in order to be eligible for funding

Is the programme only for people with background in agriculture?

Applicants from any academics background can apply but his/her project should be under Agriculture and Allied Sector.

What are the criteria to get selected for Grant in aid?

Start-ups showing some growth in the period of two months and which can stand on the parameters of selection of Internal committee of UTKARSH-PDKV, R-ABI will be selected.

Is it compulsory for the person who have attended such trainings many time in past to attend two months training?

Yes, attending two months training is a compulsion.

Will applicant receive 100% of project cost as financial aid?

Under Agripreneurship Orientation Programme selected applicants will receive 90% of project cost as financial aid (maximum Rs. 5 lakhs) while under Startup Agri-Business Incubation Programme selected applicants will receive 85% of project cost as financial aid (maximum Rs. 25 lakhs)

What will be the phases of fund disbursement?

Fund will be disbursed to selected Startups in three tranches of 40% , 40% and 20%