invites nominations for the National Agripreneurship Award for the year
2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, & 2021-22
Training Institutes and Agripreneurs under Agri-Clinic and Agri Business
Centres Scheme will be awarded cash prizes!
Cash Awards for NTIs:
Cash Awards for Agripreneurs:
1st Prize - ₹3 lakhs
2nd Prize - ₹2 lakhs
3rd Prize - ₹1 lakh
1st Prize - ₹40,000/-
2nd Prize - ₹25,000/-
3rd Prize - ₹15,000/-
First National Level Agripreneurship Award Ceremony was organized by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad at the National Agripreneurs Convention held from 7-9th March 2017. It was first of its kind event in which 125 Stalls showcased Agri-Startups and Institutional support for Agri-Startups are set up, more than 1000 Agripreneurs participated in 3-day Agripreneurs Convention focusing on Business expansion partnerships. 53 outstanding Agripreneurs trained under AC&ABC representing 25 States were awarded and honoured.
The Agripreneurs were awarded
and honoured by Shri Shobhana K Pattanayak, Secretary (A&C), MoA &
FW, GoI. Out Of 53 awardees, 6 were women Agripreneurs. During the award
ceremony, successful awardees have shared their experiences and success
Now, after the announcement of
Nominations for the National
Agripreneurship Award for the year 2020-21, MANAGE is glad to announce that, Nominations are invited also for
National Agripreneurship Award under the AC&ABC scheme for the last 04
years, i.e. 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, & 2021-22.
Nodal Training Institutes at the National level and Agriprenuers at the State level will be awarded for the best performance of the year 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, & 2021-22 as per the eligibility criteria of AC&ABC Guidelines 2018. (Download AC&ABC Guidelines)
Awards for the Best NTIs and Best Agripreneurs for
all five years i.e 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 will be
Three best NTIs will be awarded at National Level. AC&ABC Award committee will select the Best Nodal Training Institute as per criteria.
Eligibility criteria of NTI:
# Once awarded, an NTI may not be considered for award for next three years
Eligible NTIs should submit the application form for each year along with the 25 best success stories (Download the format below) to MANAGE before the deadline. Success stories should be selected from the duration mentioned in the Criteria.
Applications Form for Best
for the submission of 25 success stories:
Three outstanding Agripreneurs will be selected for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes at state level as per AC&ABC Guidelines 2018.
Guidelines for awarding the Best Agripreneurs
Entries will be invited through MANAGE website. The application should consist of proof of outstanding achievements of the Agripreneur
Each NTI may nominate the five best Agripreneurs trained from their institutes for all 4 years in the format provided for the purpose on the MANAGE website. (Establishment of venture should be reported to MANAGE and uploaded to AC&ABC MIS portal)
MANAGE will short-list five best agripreneurs from each state (from among those States having at least 100 established ventures).
Once awarded Agripreneur may not be considered for this award again.
Number of Awards
i. One award/State - States having < 100 agri-ventures
ii. Two awards/State - States
having 100 to 500 agri-ventures
iii. Three awards/State -
States having > 500 agri-ventures.
Awards shall carry the
following cash prize besides a citation:
i. 1st Prize - ₹
ii. 2nd Prize - ₹
iii. 3rd Prize - ₹ 15,000/-
include number of farmers benefited, intensity of benefit, employment created
and strength of business model etc. as per the proforma given in Annexure XVIII.
To attract women candidates, at least one award will be allotted to women
candidates. If no woman candidate is found among the top 3 ranks, the woman
candidate who scores the highest marks among the women candidates considered for
the ranking, will be awarded under the women category.
Agripreneurs should submit
their application along with supporting documents through the NTIs (If the NTI
is active) under which they took AC&ABC training program.
Applications Form for Best Agripreneur :
Agripreneurs who completed
AC&ABC training program from the NTI which is presently inactive/closed NTIs
should directly submit their application through the link below.
Last date for submission: 15th June 2022, 5.00 PM