Inviting Applications for Prajjwala Challenge by the Ministry of Rural Development

The Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India is facilitating Prajjwala Challenge by the Ministry of Rural Development.

The challenge aims to bring a “Transformation of the Indian Rural Economy” with a special focus on rural women belonging to the marginalised rural communities in India. This is a first-of-its-kind nationwide initiative to provide thoughtful minds with a platform to present new, innovative and scalable pathways for rural economic transformation in India.

The Prajjwala Challenge seeks to expand interest and partnership, mobilise and harvest the power of experts, academia, practitioners, youth, start-ups, Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), Self – Help Groups (SHGs) and their institutions like Village Level Organisations (VOs) / Primary Level Federations (PLFs), Block Level Federations (BLFs), Cluster Level Federations (CLFs), Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), Producer Groups (PGs), Producer Enterprises (PEs), Producer Companies, Cooperative Societies etc. to bring new and innovative ideas to transform the rural economy.

The goal is to support 5 innovative ideas/models to bring about the transformation of the rural economy in India.


The last date to apply is 31st of January 2023

To know more and apply, click here.


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