The National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR) was launched India’s First focused ‘Rural Innovators Start-up Conclave’ (RISC2017) at NIRDPR, Hyderabad. The focus of the two day event was to build capacities and promote fresh talent by giving them platform to display their innovations, encourage greater learning, and strengthen the cadre of young rural innovators and start-ups.
The Chief Guest for the event, Honourable Minister of State for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri YS Choudhury noted, “I am immensely happy to be associated with RISC2017, an initiative very close to my heart. Rural development is an important subject and higher dividends from the rural youth are still at large. This kind of an initiative which focuses on rural urbanisation requires synchronisation modern day development concepts. Since our country is agrarian based we have to take a quantum leap to help farmers improve their income level and reduce cost of living. I believe NIRD&PR can play a major role in capacity building – help farmers get educated in fundamental financial literacy and cost accountancy”.