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Rural iStart Program

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.

Rural innovation Challenge

Developing the culture of innovation embedded in Rural Rajasthan.

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Nurturing and scale the innovation
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Building robust ecosystem
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Establishing platform to showcase innovation
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Increasing outreach and impact of innovations
Problem Statements

Problem statements from all state government department are invited, departments are requested to login by using their SSO ID and upload the problem statement.

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