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With a vision to expand the outreach and impact of the growing start-up ecosystem in the state to Rural Rajasthan, the Hon’ble Chief Minister through his budget speech has announced the launch of the Rural iStart program. This program aims to ignite the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in rural Rajasthan, and seeks to transform agriculture and rural development in the state.
iStart has conceptualized “Challenge for Change - Rural Innovation Challenge” in which innovators and startups are invited and encouraged to showcase their prototype and build on their ideas to solve problems of Rural India for its inclusive and sustainable development. All applicants will have to submit their idea on the problem statements enumerated on the portal.

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Rural iStart Program

Rural Innovation Challenge

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Developing the culture of innovation embedded in Rural Rajasthan.

Who can apply for the challenge?
  • Women's Self-Help Groups (SHGs)
  • Producer Companies/ Cooperatives
  • Rural Innovators/ Individuals
  • Startups, who are from the rural areas or are serving the rural areas, to grow and scale
  • Individual/ SME

Nurturing and scale the innovation


Building robust ecosystem


Establishing platform to showcase innovation


Increasing outreach and impact of innovations