15th June 2016, Kolkata
Agri Business Incubation Centre of ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology organized “Workshop on Agri-Business Incubation” here today.
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra , Secretary (DARE) & Director General (ICAR), in his address as Chief Guest, spoke about responsibility of choosing the potential entrepreneur with multiple dimensions, whether he would farmer or unemployed youth or an existing business house wanting diversify their business. Share the experiences with other Incubation Centers regarding their success and failure for making strategies, he added.
Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR hoped that the Incubation Center of ICAR-NIRJAFT would help the entrepreneurs of this region.
Dr. Sanjeev Saxena, ADG (IPTM), ICAR emphasized on scalability, potentiality and sustainability of the technologies developed by the different Institutes of ICAR. He briefed about various Govt. policies, such as new IPR Policy, Skill India, Make in India and Atal Mission would be beneficial for the ICAR-Institutions.
Swami Vishwamayananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sargachi said ultimate goal of our life should be to do good for the people, society and nation.
Dr. Debasis Nag, Director, ICAR-NIRJAFT briefed about the main objectives of the workshop.
The main objective of this Incubator was to translate the developed Agro Technologies into Business ventures and nurturing the next generation potential entrepreneurs to grow.
Publication entitled “Jute Card Design and “Book on Technology Profile” was released by the dignitaries..
Four MOU and Four MOA were signed between ICAR-NIRJAFT and different JDP (Jute Diversified Product) Manufacturers who wanted to do business adopting different ICAR-NIRJAFT Technologies.
Directors and Senior Officials of local ICAR Institutes were present in the occasion.
About 25 JDP (Jute Diversified Product) manufacturers were participated in the workshop.
(Source: ICAR-National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology, Kolkata)