The Zonal Technology Management – Business Planning and Development (ZTM-BPD) Unit at CIFT, Cochin has won the National Award for BEST AGRI-BUSINESS INCUBATOR for the year 2013.
The Award was instituted by Network of Indian Agri-Business Incubators (NIABI), to recognize the achievements of the Business Planning and Development Units for their performance excellence and the Incubatees for their dedication in setting up successful agribusiness ventures. NIABI is an initiative of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP).
The Award was presented by ShriKannaLakshminarayana, Minister for Agriculture, Andhra Pradesh to Dr. T.K. SrinivasaGopal, Director, CIFT and Dr.C.N.Ravishankar, Principal Investigator, ZTM-BPD Unit during AgriTex 2013 held at Hyderabad on 25th April, 2013. Last year ZTM-BPD Unit, CIFT was presented with the BEST INCUBATEE AWARD for Shri Sultan Singh, Karnal, Haryana during NIABI 2012 held at New Delhi.
Dr. C.N. Ravishankar and Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal receiving the award