Convention and Exhibition on Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PHD House, New Delhi
10 November 2017
Students of Dronacharya Group of Institution, Greater Noida, visited PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 10 November 2017 to attend the Convention and Exhibition on Rural Entrepreneurship And Innovation. Eight Students were accompanied by faculty Ms. Aditi Arora and Ms. Rasveen, Assistant Professors in Computer Science and Engineering Department and Electronics and Communication Engineering Department respectively.
Delivering his key note address, President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan urged the government to create an eco-system to promote rural entrepreneurship and innovation with sufficient financial and digital literacy for rural populace to arrest and restrict the rural migration into cities and metros.
He said that the rural folks entirely dependent on agriculture is roughly estimated at 60% with its contribution to national GDP weighing at a meagre 14 per cent amply suggests huge productivity loss in the absence of eco-system that needs to be placed urgently in the statutes so that benefits are drawn out of it to promote and seed in the spirit of rural entrepreneurship.
According to Mr.Khaitan, “political and economic will” needs to be re-generated within the system that is primarily responsible for promoting and intensifying rural entrepreneurship in the proposed eco-system so that economic and social transformation is attained through agri and horti products that are available and grown in plenty in diverse landscapes of this country as the systems that are already in place to promote rural entrepreneurships have hardly served the intended purpose which needs to be revisited with new eco-system.
Around 15 rural entrepreneurs and startups took part in the exhibition showing and displaying the skills of the rural spirits during the occasion from diverse parts of the country.
Among others who were present on the occasion and endorsed the views expressed by Mr. Khaitan consisted of Co-Founder, School of Inspired Leadership, Mr. Yogesh Andlay; Director and CEO, International Agriculture Consulting Group, Mr. Dinesh Chauhan; Journalist, Mr. Ajay Kumar; Chairman, Innovation Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Deepak Pahwa and its Director, Dr. Jatinder Singh.