On December 13, 2021, the 2nd edition of ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’ or ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0’ was launched by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), in partnership with Startup India.
- It was launched by Union Minister Parshottam Rupala, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying (MoFAHD) during an event celebrating ‘National Milk Day’ in Anand, Gujarat to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr. Varghese Kurien.
About Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0:
This challenge will explore innovative and commercially viable solutions to address six problems faced by the animal husbandry and dairy sector.
- The challenge is open for application on the Startup India portal
- The first edition of the start-up grand challenge was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 12 in 2019.
What winners will get?
i.For each of the 6 problem areas, a winner to be awarded with Rs 10 Lakh and a runner-up with Rs 7 Lakh each as cash prizes.
ii.Up to 12 winners to get incubation for up to 3 months.
iii.Up to 6 virtual masterclasses (one for each problem statement) to be organized for providing mentorship to all startups and innovators who will apply for the challenge.
iv.A dedicated mentor from DAHD will be assigned to each winner for 6 months.
v.The products/ solutions of the winners of the program would be showcased at Krishi Bhawan, in front of the Minister’s office and the Secretary office, in New Delhi.
i.Cost-effective, Long-term, and User-friendly Alternatives for Storage and Supply of Semen Doses
ii.Development of Cost-effective Animal Identification (RFID) and Traceability Technology
iii.Development of Heat Detection Kits
iv.Development of Pregnancy Diagnosis Kits for Dairy Animals
v.Improvement of existing milk supply-chain from village collection centre to the dairy plant
vi.Development of Low-cost Cooling and Milk Preservation System and a Data Logger
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On the lines of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav’, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between DAHD, MoFAHD), and Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) on September 1, 2021 for rural economic growth.
About Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying:
Union Minister– Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala (Constituency- Gujarat)
Ministers of State (MoS)– Sanjeev Kumar Balyan (Constituency- Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh), Dr. Loganathan Murugan (Constituency- Madhya Pradesh)