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**Only startups at MVP stage can apply**

UPJA 2020

UPJA 2020 is a distinctive program offered by Pusa Krishi, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi under the RKVY-RAFTAAR scheme of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Program offers acceleration and market access to start-ups in Agri-Tech and allied sectors having a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) based on innovative solutions/ process / products/ services/ business models in agriculture and allied sectors.

The mentoring support offered under this program is a prominent segment where the start-ups is given an opportunity to have close interactions with the technical & industry experts; along with investor reach out for further fund raise.

The Program is conducted in two phases:

Phase 1:    2 months Online Program
Phase 2:    Commercial Launch & Funding Support

Through the course of the program the selected startups are assisted with the following benefits:
  • Grant-In-Aid of up to INR 25 lakhs

  • Industry Connect

  • Technical & Business Mentoring

  • Pilot Opportunity

  • Infrastructure Support

  • 9 Weeks Program (Online*)

UPJA 2020 Program invites applications from Start-ups which are focused on solving problems for the agriculture sector and farmer’s community in the following areas:
  • E-Markets and Digital Supply / Value Chain Initiatives.
  • Agricultural Farm Mechanization
  • Agri Fintech Solutions
  • Post-Harvest Solutions for reduction in Food Losses
  • Solutions for sustainable use of Soil, Water & Natural Resources
  • Innovations solutions in allied activities including Animal Husbandry / Fisheries / Sericulture / Forestry / Environment
  • Precision Agriculture with IoT / Blockchain / AI/ ML Technologies
  • Kindly Mail the offline forms to upja@pusakrishi.in

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