RIC I Meeting of Uddam and Udaan Cohort II
    
     Skill Development Centre, Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana has organized Online RIC I Meeting of Cohort II of Punjab Agri Business Incubator from 31-08-2020 to 4-9-2020. The meeting was organized for the selection of agripreneurs for the two months training programme under Uddam and Udaan. The committee was chaired by Dr J S Mahal, Director, Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana. The committee comprises of Dr Poonam A Sachdev, Head, Food Science & Technology, PAU; Dr Vishal Bector, Director, Industrial Linkages, PAU; Mr. Jyoti Saroop, General Manager, The Unati Co-operative marketing-cum-processing society limited as Industrial Partner; Mr Satyendra Chaudhary, Dr Amarjit Singh, Representatve, Knowlege Partner IARI; Mr Sanjeev Kumar, DDM, NABARD and Dr Narender Singh Benipal, Chief Agriculture Officer, Ludhiana. Total of 126 applicants represented their startup in front of committee via zoom. Applicants have start-ups in different focus areas such as farm machinery, food processing, functional health & convenient food, organic farming & inputs, agri clinic services, soilless cultivation, landscaping & floriculture, bee keeping & honey processing, agriculture biotechnology, agri supply chain and mushroom cultivation. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr T S Riar, Associate Director, Skill Development, PAU, and he also mentioned that Innovation, expandability and positive impact on farmers & society are the major factors to select an agri based startup to nourish under the incubation programme. The meeting was coordinated by Mr Karanvir Gill, Business Manager, PABI; Mr Rahul Gupta, Assistant Manager, PABI and Mrs Iqbalpreet Kaur Sidhu, Business Executive, PABI and Mr Karanbir Singh.