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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 1541-1549
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.177


Performance of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centers Scheme
in India – A Case of Gujarat
Pragneshkumar K. Patel1, Chirag R. Patel1, G. B. Chaitra2 and Chidanand Patil3*
1Sankalchand Patel University, Visnagar, Gujarat, India
2Malwa College, Bathinda, Punjab, India
3Department of Applied Agriculture, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The government of India started Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centre scheme in the year 2002 for setting up agri-ventures by agriculture graduates to strengthen the technology transfer, public extension system and employment generation in rural areas. The trained candidates under the scheme are eligible for getting a subsidy of 36 percent in case of General category and 44 percent for women, SC/ST, north eastern and hill states candidates. Credit linked, composite and back ended subsidy with a lock in period of three years is provided under the scheme. The present study is an attempt to study the performance of ACABC scheme in Gujarat. The findings of the study revealed that success rate of the ACABC scheme was high in the states of Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The top three activities in which the more agri-ventures were established in Gujarat were Agri-Clinics and Agribusiness Centres, Dairy/Poultry /Piggary/Goatary and Agri-Clinics. Based on the data, on an average 38.87 percent of the trained candidates under the ACABC scheme had established their agri-ventures in Gujarat. National School for Public Leadership, Ahmedabad and Shashwat Sheti Vikas Pratishthan, Amreli Sub Center were holding more than 50 percent share and performed well in training the candidates and more number of agri-ventures had been established by the candidates who had undergone training by these two training institutes.


Keywords: Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centre, agricultural extension, technology transfer, employment
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Pragneshkumar K. Patel, Chirag R. Patel, G. B. Chaitra and Chidanand Patil. 2020. Performance of Agriclinics and Agribusiness Centers Scheme in India – A Case of Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 1541-1549. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.177