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Agri Entrepreneurship programme for NRK’s held at Doha

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

                Department of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kerala Horticulture Mission and JCC, Doha organized an Agri Entrepreneurship workshop at Doha, Qatar under the leadership of Minister for Agriculture, Government of Kerala for NRKs working in Doha. The programme was held at Birla Public School from 16th to 17th October 2014. Sri. Sanjeev Arora, Indian Ambassador to Quatar inaugurated the programme on 16th October 2014. During the inaugural address he suggested that Agripreneurship initiative will facilitate the nonresident Keralites to venture in to entrepreneurship development programmes of the country. Minister for Agriculture and Animal husbandry Sri. K.P.Mohanan presided over the function. Registrar of Kerala Agricultural University Dr.P.Balachandran, Director of Entrepreneurship of Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan and Kerala State Horticulture Mission Director Dr.Prathapan presented papers in their respective areas and explained the potential investment ventures of the State. Dr.Balachandran highlighted the business prospects of Neera. Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan emphasized the importance of Market led production and prospects of Animal protein sources to meet the protein malnutrition. Dr.Prathapan explained the activities of Horticulture Mission including poly house and high tech farming in agriculture. 400 potential investors participated in the two day workshop and interacted with the experts. They were provided with the facilities for submitting the registration form from Doha. This will be a single window system for establishing the projects with the help of Agriculture and allied departments and Universities of the State. During the workshop Minister inaugurated the paddy cultivation initiatives of Adukkalathottam of Doha, one of the Social networking initiatives of the Doha Keralites. Non resident Keralites suggested that they are interested to invest in Agri and allied sector if an investment friendly ecosystem is assured in the State. They expressed satisfaction over the workshop in bringing single window system for clearing the project proposals. Around 30 participants will attend the Global Agri meet to be held at Kochi from 6th to 7th November 2014. Says Director of Entrepreneurship of KVASU Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan. Dr.P.Balachandran of KAU suggested that investors are interested in the new technologies developed by the Universities of the State..
 

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