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Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge    

14th December, 2021 Agriculture


  • Second edition of ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’ launched.



  • The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, in partnership with Startup India, launched the second edition of ‘Animal Husbandry Startup Grand Challenge’.
  • It aims to scout for innovative and commercially viable solutions to address six problems faced by the animal husbandry and dairy sector.
  • The six problem areas are:
  1. cost-effective, long-term, and user-friendly alternatives for storage and supply of semen doses;
  2. development of cost-effective animal identification (RFID) and traceability technology;
  3. development of heat detection kits and
  4. pregnancy diagnosis kits for dairy animals;
  5. Development of low-cost cooling and milk preservation system and a data logger;
  6. improvement in existing milk supply chain from village collection centre to the dairy plant.
  • A winner will be awarded with Rs 10 lakh and a runner-up with Rs 7 lakh cash for each of the six problem areas.