Young CEOs today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring risk capital to support agribusiness startups and also create non-farm entrepreneur ventures for supplementary income. Under the Niti Aayog’s “Champions of Change – Transforming India through G2B partnership” initiative, 200 young CEOs today told the prime minister that to double farmers’ income by 2022, India needs shared services, processing, education, entrepreneurship, diversification & demands.
The young CEOs also said that they will strive for the next five years to enhance skills, create online skill training courses that capture industry needs, according to a tweet by Niti Aayog. The CEOs took the responsibility and committed to building a new and inclusive India by 2022, the Aayog said in another tweet.
The CEOs also said they will strive to ensure that at least one-third of new hires are women. The young CEOs in their presentation to the prime minister also noted that India needs to double domestic tourist movement and triple foreign tourism; create tourism clusters through SPV model. “We want to create one million Agriprenuers to serve 100 million farmers in India, enabling massive self-employment: #ChampionsOfChange,” the Aayog tweeted.
“We want to create one million Agriprenuers to serve 100 million farmers in India, enabling massive self-employment: #ChampionsOfChange,” it added. According to the Aayog’s tweets, the young CEOs also pointed out that public private partnership (PPP) model can enable Agriculture Information Centres to deliver demand data and analytics. “E- marketplaces should be able to connect food processors with Agripenuers to bridge the value Gap: #ChampionsOfChange tell PM @narendramodi,” it said.