TARA (Train Augment Rural Agripreneurs) is initiative of All India Train Tour for women agripreneurs for 15 days with the vision of Building virtual business network of women agripreneurs.

In the Era of Digitization, Smart Cities & Womenization of Agriculture, It is time for building capabilities of women associated with Agri & allied businesses towards Rurban ways of agriprenuership, the only way forward for sustainable agriculture in India. This will be initiated through innovative initiative of Training & Augmentation of women agripreneurs across the country.

The TRAINING idea is to Train the Trainers through Train starting in this financial year. It will promote Kalyaani Express in partnership with Indian Railways .To begin with, Kalyaani Express will start with Maitri Yatra (Mahila Bhaarat Yatra of 15 days by women agripreneurs and support service providers) learning, sharing and innovating best practices of Agriculture and allied businesses serving from soil to stomach.

This first Yatra of its kind in the world will start from Mumbai (entrepreneurship capital of the country) in month of March or April. The participants will be supported by Gram Panchayats and Agri intuitions to design and launch their rejuvenated business plans on 8th March 2016 in their respective villages and institutions. This will be compiled and reviewed centrally for future planning of Maitri Yatras by Kalyaani Express.

The Augmenting idea is to provide Auto Governed Management support to the TRAINed Kalyaanis with effect from April 2016.

As the Kalyaanis revitalize their Agri businesses, Digital India with digital literacy spread across villages will gear up to provide Technology (IT & Social Media) that will play catalyst role for exponential growth of business transforming quality of life for agripreneurs. The technology will connect the agripreneurs with business partners, end users and professional mentors who will impart managerial skills to the agripreneurs through e- learning and e-mentoring.

Impact-

Based on experience and learnings of Maitri Yatra and its augmentation, TARA initiative will grow its spread and depth to reach out to maximum women agripreneurs across the corners of the country every year.

With geographical spread and abundant professional talent of humans associated with Kisaan Kalyaan, Digital India partners, Start Up India & Stand Up India Bankers, Smart City planners, Indian Railways and corporate partnerships, TARA  is poised to Gift to women agripreneurs their well-deserved entrepreneurial recognition and long awaited professional network at peer level.

Reverence for nature & women are part of our shared heritage. Respecting women serving nature is in our enlightened self-interest. While we are paying our reverence to Maa Ganga, its apt time to pay our reverence also to Maa Annapoorna (Women Agripreneurs). Nadiya Jodenge usse pehle Naariyan jodenge.

The entire Nation will join hands to make the dream of TARA into a reality. Youngsters including Agri students, NCC Cadets and NSS workers are enthusiastic, Agri, IT & Urbanizing industry is supportive, creativity of hopeful artists and innovativeness of visionary scientists is ignited and the government is proactive.

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