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Karnataka to soon unveil policy framework on agri start-ups & operational guidelines

Karnataka to soon unveil policy framework on agri start-ups & operational guidelines
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Bengaluru, Feb 10 (PTI) Karnataka Agriculture Minister B

C Patil said on Wednesday the Government would soon unveil a

policy framework on agri start-ups and operational guidelines.

Patil said agri start-ups can provide missing links in

the agricultural value chain and deliver efficient, innovative

products, technologies and services to farmers and consumers.

Addressing a virtual session ofFICCI (Federation of

Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) summit and awards

for agri start-ups,he said the food and agriculture practices

and enterprises in India are poised for transformational

changes in line with the new government policies.

"Agriculture has been rapidly evolving into agri business

in terms of approach and structure," he was quoted as saying

in a FICCI statement.

To develop congenial eco-system for agri start-ups in

Karnataka, a committee had been constituted to formulate a

policy framework on agri start-ups and operational guidelines.

"The committee has submitted the policy documents to the

government, and we are in the process of releasing it

shortly," he said, according to the statement.

Chairman, FICCI National Agriculture Committee & Group

President (Corporate Relations & Alliances), TAFE Ltd, T R

Kesavan said said every agri start-up has its own strength and

there is a need to create a dedicated cell for agri start-ups.

Chairman, FICCI Task Force on Agri Start-ups, Hemendra

Mathur said: "Bengaluru is the tech capital of the country and

we must think towards building a centre for excellence in the

agriculture sector with the kind of talent and resources that

we have in Karnataka".

Pravesh Sharma, Chairman, FICCI Task Force on FPOs and

Co-founder and CEO, Kamatan Farm Tech Pvt Ltd, emphasised on

having state-level agri start-up policy for different states

and this should be supported by a dedicated organisation to

promote agri start-ups.

FICCI Secretary General Dilip Chenoy said the agriculture

ecosystem is witnessing a wave of entrepreneurship with

disruptive and futuristic ideas. PTI RS APR

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