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There is an urgent need for technology-led development of agriculture with special focus on its value-addition. Taking this forward, ASSOCHAM through this award aims to recognize entities who have contributed to the cause of development of agriculture and its value addition.ASSOCHAM recognizes excellence in agricultural practices & purposeful contributions by companies/academic institutions/NGOs for agri-business benefits as well as larger agricultural community benefit across the country through its Agricultural Awards of Excellence. The broad criterion for selection is choosing those contributions that are innovation-driven. They should also have the potential to become role-model for others to emulate and possibility of scaling-up on large scale for wider benefits across geographical boundaries & demographical profile of our diverse nation.

Award Categories

The ASSOCHAM AGRICULTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS has the following three categories so that entities are compared with peers:

ASSOCHAM Primary Agriculture Excellence

AwardsIt is applicable for companies/institutions/ people’s groups that have made noticeable contributions for the development of primary agriculture. Entities may send their nominations under ASSOCHAM Primary Agriculture Excellence Awards if they have contributed in any of these fields (Sub Categories):

  1. Innovative model of Technology Transfer
  2. Innovative use of Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  3. Promotion of Climate Resilient Agricultural practices/ or Sustainable Agricultural Practices

ASSOCHAM Secondary Agriculture Excellence Awards

It is applicable for companies/financial institutions/ people’s groups/ Infrastructure Developers that have made noticeable contributions for the development of secondary agriculture by adding value to primary agriculture. Entities may send their nominations under ASSOCHAM Secondary Agriculture Excellence Awards if they have contributed in any of these fields.(Sub Categories):

  1. Innovation in Value Addition & Food Processing
  2. Innovative Approaches in Attracting Investment
  3. Innovative model to finance Product/Process/Business Development

ASSOCHAM Agriculture Logistics Excellence Awards

It is applicable for Entities who have made noticeable contributions in Agri-Logistics including collection, aggregation, storage and transport of agricultural produce starting from the farm to the consumer. Entities may send their nominations under ASSOCHAM Agriculture Logistics Excellence Awards if they fit in any of these criteria (Sub Categories):

  1. Innovation in Collection & Aggregation
  2. Innovation in Storage & Transport
  3. Innovation in Packaging & Product Delivery

Eligibility Criteria

  • The awards process is open to all Indian registered companies/research institutes/ R & D Foundations/ NGOs / Producer ASSOCIATION/Groups/companies

Procedure for Nomination & Selection

  • Submission of Application along with the filled-up Questionnaire by the entity to ASSOCHAM
  • Extensive Evaluation & Scrutiny of Applications by ASSOCHAM Expert Committee
  • Top 8 companies will be short listed in each of the 3 broad categories after a due diligence
  • Short listed companies will present to the jury panel
  • Jury will evaluate & take a call
  • Each category has a Winner (Total of 9 awards will be presented)
  • Winners will be announced during an Award Ceremony in presence of distinguished Guest

Submission

  • The questionnaire can be filled out directly on the soft copy of the form below. Answers should be legible and attachments clearly indicated.
  • The printed form in hard copy should be sent to ASSOCHAM. The entire set of information should also be included on a CD. The application should be submitted by  7th January, 2014 and sent to the following Corporate Office :

ATTN: Mr. Sandeep Kochhar ,Asst. Director The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India
Corporate House: 5, S.P Marg, Chankyapuri, New Delhi 110 021

             
Fees for submitting an application

  • Category A (ASSOCHAM Primary Agriculture Excellence Awards): Rs 10,000/-
  • Category B (ASSOCHAM Secondary Agriculture Excellence Awards): Rs 10,000/-
  • Category C (ASSOCHAM Agriculture Logistics Excellence Awards): Rs 10,000/-

Cheques should be payable in favor of ASSOCHAM and accompany the application

     

    Kindly note that an entity may apply for multiple categories though it has to pay separate fee for applying in each of the categories