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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0

Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge- Context

  • Recently, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with Startup India, launched the second edition of ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’.
  • The second edition of ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’ was launched at an event celebrating ‘National Milk Day’ in Anand, Gujarat.
    • National Milk Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr. Varghese Kurien.

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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge- Key Points

  • About: The first edition of the Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge was launched by the Prime Minister of India in 2019.
  • Objective: Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge aims to scout for innovative and commercially viable solutions to address six problems faced by the animal husbandry and dairy sector.
  • Implementing Ministry: Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge is being conducted by the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0- Focus Areas

  • Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0 is open for application on the Startup India portal – www.startupindia.gov.in – to all startups for the following problem statements-
    • Cost-effective, Long-term, and User-friendly Alternatives for Storage and Supply of Semen Doses
    • Development of Cost-effective Animal Identification (RFID) and Traceability Technology
    • Development of Heat Detection Kits
    • Development of Pregnancy Diagnosis Kits for Dairy Animals
    • Improvement of existing milk supply-chain from village collection centre to the dairy plant
    • Development of Low-cost Cooling and Milk Preservation System and a Data Logger

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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge- Incentives for Winners

  • Cash Prizes: For each of the above 6 problem areas, a winner is to be awarded INR 10 Lakh and a runner-up with INR 7 Lakh each as cash prizes
  • Incubation: Up to 12 winners of the Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge 2.0 will get an incubation facility.
    • The incubator would be responsible for virtual incubation of these startups for up to 3 months, mentor matchmaking, lab facility for POC development and testing facilities.
  • Along with the above, incentives also include Virtual Masterclasses, Mentorship, Showcase Opportunity and a virtual demo day for the top 30 startups selected from the applicant pool, across problem areas.

 

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