Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ flagged off the Agri-Food Techathon at IIT Kharagpur and also laid the foundation for Agri-Business Incubation Centre, which will incubate innovative ideas in the agriculture and food technology domain for creating Agri-preneures. Addressing the first Agri-Food Techathon organized by NABARD and IIT Kharagpur, Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the country’s agricultural sector, including our farmers, our villages, are the pillars of self-reliant India. NABARD Chairman Dr. GR Chintala, IIT Kharagpur Director Prof V K Tiwari, Deputy Director Prof S K Bhattacharya, Head of Agriculture and Food Engineering and Center for Rural Development and Innovative Sustainable Technology, Prof Rintu Banerjee, Rajendra Mishra of IIT Kharagpur Professor CS Kumar, Head of School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Professor HN Mishra, Nodal Officer, Agriculture Business Incubation Center, IIT Kharagpur were also present.
More information: https://kgpchronicle.iitkgp.ac.in/agri-food-startups-to-play-a-key-role-in-developing-a-self-reliant-india-shiksha-mantri-at-iit-kharagpirs-agri-food-techathon/
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