ICAR-National Rice Research Institute (NRRI)

NRRI is a premier research and development institute in the country. Management of rice germplasm, development of varieties and technologies, quality rice seed production and reaching the farmers are the major activities of NRRI. The institute primarily follows traditional breeding methods such as pedigree and backcross to develop new varieties. Besides, molecular markers assisted selection is now integrated with conventional breeding. The doubled haploid technology has also been standardized and applied to develop varieties from popular commercial hybrids. Transgenic rice lines are being developed for validating gene function and efficacy of some known genes for tolerance to stem borer, sheath blight and drought. In addition to variety development, the institute designs farm implements, equipment and appliances for use in farm and post-harvest operations. Several crop management technologies have been standardized and are provided to the end-users. NRRI varieties occupy 18% of rice area of the country producing 28 million tons with Rs. 48,643 crores gross return annually (Pathak et al., 2018).

Dr. Dipankar Maiti

NRRI-ABI is constantly working with the objective to promote rice based agripreneurs; facilitate technology commercialization related to rice; conduct training and capacity building in agribusiness management and to create compatible interface between farmers, agripreneurs, financial institution...

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Comprehensive Agribusiness Incubation Program


Technology based Entrepreneurship Development Program


Skill based Entrepreneurship Development Program


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NRRI-ABI is a nodal agency of Start-up secretariat of Odisha for startups regarding agriculture & allied sectors

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219+ Technology

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Agribusiness incubator is just like handholding support for the budding entrepreneur/startup until he develops his entity into an enterprise. The incubation program nurtures and provides a supportive environment for entrepreneurs during the initial and critical stages of starting up a new business. Incubation program helps entrepreneurs grow their businesses, streamline their operations and become independent.
NRRI-ABI offers end to end services including Capacity building, Technology Portfolio Management, Incubation, Business and Regulatory Services, Management development & entrepreneurship development programs, customized review meetings, seminars, conferences, and skill based trainings with its huge network of experts and mentors
The incubation program at NRRI-ABI is an ongoing program to support early-stage agriculture startups. The startups who are keen to get incubation support from NRRI-ABI need to fill up the incubation form available on our website and submit it to us for further evaluation of the incubation proposal with our experts. Post review of the incubation proposal, the prospective incubatees arrive at an MOU with the incubator and they are provided with the incubation support facilities and services based on the requirement of the startup. Later the fees for incubation will be decided.

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