R-ABI -ABIS

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ABIS R-ABI

“RashtriyaKrishiVikasYojana - Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation” (RKVY-RAFTAAR) has been launched with a component for innovation and agrientrepreneurship. Through this initiative, a thrust would be given to promote agripreneurship and startups.

RKVY-RAFTAAR supports agribusiness incubation by tapping innovations and technologies for venture creation in agriculture. In this process, incubation facilities and expertise already available with participating academic, technical, management and R&D institutions in the country shall be utilized on an individual or collective basis to harness synergies. The existing institutional agribusiness incubators would be strengthened on a need basis by providing grants-in-aid.


National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad is identified as our Knowledge Partner by the Ministry of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer’s Welfare, RKVY Division, New Delhi for co-ordination in executing the R-ABI project. The R-ABI Incubation Committee (RIC) has been constituted as per the guide lines of the Ministry of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer’s Welfare, RKVY Division, New Delhi to monitor and review the progress of the program.

The TBI-ABIS has been selected as one of the R-ABI centre for establishment of Innovation and Agri – Entrepreneurship cell with a grant of Rs. 233 Lakhs by the Ministry of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer’s Welfare, RKVY Division, New Delhi. A MoA has been signed with the Ministry of Agriculture, Co-operation and Farmer’s Welfare, RKVY Division, New Delhi.

Objectives of RKVY-RAFTAAR Agribusiness Incubators (R-ABI)

  • To achieve ''Lab to land'' - new technology /varieties to farmers.
  • To promote innovation, entrepreneurship and business creation.
  • To create employment opportunities for youth in agriculture
  • To facilitate technical, legal, financial, intellectual property services to agripreneurs
  • To promote R&D, commercial technology transfer.
  • Capacity building of existing agri-incubators.

The key components OF RKVY-R-ABI

  • Agripreneurship Orientation & Idea/Pre-Seed Stage Funding
  • Incubation Programme & Seed Stage Funding.
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