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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 1109-1115
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.129


Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture – A Case of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centres (ACABC) Scheme in India
G. B. Chaitra1*, Chidanand Patil2 and R. A. Yeledhalli3
1Department of Management Studies, Malwa College, Bathinda, Punjab – 151001, India
2Department of Applied Agriculture, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab – 151001, India
3Department of Agribusiness Management, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The subsidy based credit linked Agriclinic and Agribusiness Centres (ACABC) scheme was launched in the year 2002 with an objective of providing employment opportunities to the agricultural graduates and also for strengthening the agricultural extension services to the farmers with the support of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). The findings of the study revealed that the number of trained candidates under the ACABC scheme has increased from 2400 in 2002 to 6600 in 2019 and also the number of agri-ventures established by the trained graduates has increased from 416 in the year 2002 to 2393 in the year 2019. The performance of the ACABC scheme was better in the states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, while the scheme could not yield effective results in training candidates from north-eastern states of the country. On an average the success rate of agri-ventures established by the trained graduates was 41 percent. There is a requirement of little more emphasis towards operation of scheme in north eastern states of the country for improving the agri-entrepreneurship opportunities of the agriculture graduates of that region.


Keywords: Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centres, Agri-entrepreneurship, Employment
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Chaitra, G. B., Chidanand Patil and Yeledhalli, R. A. 2020. Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agriculture – A Case of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centres (ACABC) Scheme in India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 1109-1115. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.129