Great ideas can emerge from anywhere. And for a great idea to create impact -- it must be implemented with the same passion as it was conceived. Arise intends to nurture & scale early-stage ideas & startups into sustainable businesses. The program provides access to business & technology validation, strong mentoring & advisory, market linkages & connections with a view to create impactful solutions in the agriculture ecosystem.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2021


Upto INR 5,00,000 Grant-in-Aid

Technology Validation & Backstopping

Pilot Opportunities

Business Mentoring from Industry Leaders

Market Linkages & Investor’s Connect

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Put your startup on a fast-track



Applications Received


Phase 1 Pre-Incubation Startups


Phase 2 Incubated Startups

69 Lakhs

INR Grant-in-Aid Received


Pilot Opportunities

1.6 cr +

Additional Fund Raised

7.1 Lakhs +

Framers Connected

12,000 +



Products & Services Launched Successfully

Program Process


Arise is a 2-phase program. Here’s an overview of what happens:
Phase 1: 2 months mentoring program
Phase 2: 9-months incubation program
See the complete process here

Arise recognizes early-stage ideas in the field of agriculture & allied sectors. Your should apply, if you are:

  • An Indian citizen
  • Have an idea/ innovation/ early-stage startup in agriculture & allied sectors
  • Every year, through a rigorous open application process, our panel of evaluators select some of the most promising ideas & prototypes to be a part of Arise. The applications are evaluated on various parameters -- including but not limited to -- need, novelty, technical feasibility, business viability, scalability, social impact, market size, team capabilities, and projected financial growth. After the application round, the shortlisted applicants appear for a selection committee interview. If selected in the interview, the applicants are allotted their cohort for the 2-month pre-incubation program. See the dates of selection process here 

    No. You do not have to pay any fee or charges to apply for Arise.

    Pusa Krishi, ICAR-IARI reserves the right to disqualify any application if
    ● found engaged in any frauds, malpractices, or unethical activities.
    ● Any organization/ individual applying for the program should have not been blacklisted by the government or any major agency/ entity, and have no pending litigation in any court of law. The applicant is obligated to inform Pusa Krishi in case of any change in status of the aforementioned.
    ● Received a grant-in-aid support from any Government of India sponsored schemes of INR 10,00,000 or more for the same product/ service

    After the 2-month online mentoring, the startups pitch their product/ service to our jury. The shortlisted startups have an opportunity to be a part of our 9-month incubation program with an initial Grant-in-Aid of upto INR 5,00,000.

    Yes, you can apply if you have raised funding. In case you have received a grant-in-aid support of INR 10,00,000 or more under any Government of India sponsored scheme then you are not eligible for Upja.

    The 2-month mentoring will take place online on video conferencing.

    Due to the high volume of applications which we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to all the applicants. The selected applicants receive complete mentoring & support throughout the program.

    Yes, you can save your application and complete it later. Once submitted, the application cannot be edited.

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