Source: The Hindu Business Line, Oct. 24, 2017
Hyderabad: Karntaka has asked agriculture start-ups across the country to look at the State that offers a ₹10-crore fund exclusively to support the fledgeling units.
He also asked corporates to get in touch with the ministry if they wanted to procure millets from the farmers.
“We are going to organise focussed sessions on agriculture start-ups ahead the international trade fair we are hosing in January next,” Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said.
Addressing millet growers, non-governmental organisations, start-ups and other stakeholders here on Tuesday, he said the State was procuring millets (ragi and jowar) from farmers, offering them ₹400 more than the minimum support price on a quintal.
The Minister was here to promote the Organics and Millets International Trade Fair scheduled to be held in Bengaluru from January 19 to 21.