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Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey confers the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 to  Enterprises and Ecosystem builders

Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey conferred the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 to Enterprises and Ecosystem builders here today. The fourth edition of the award ceremony was organized today to mark the completion of 5 years of setting up of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in 2014.

The awards aim to recognize and honour the outstanding young First-Generation Entrepreneurs, and Ecosystem builders for their outstanding contribution in entrepreneurship development and providing support to the entrepreneurs. It seeks to instill and entrench the entrepreneurial attitude among the future generations and the Youth of India.

 For the awards, 6098 applications were received online, which were checked for completeness and correctness. The 4134 eligible applications then underwent field assessment and regional online evaluation, which was undertaken by 12 partner institutes, spread across the country. National Jury, chaired by Dr R A Mashelkar and comprising of experts from industry, academics and business then selected the final winners. There were three categories of competition for entrepreneurs- A1 category for initial investments upto Rs 1 lakh, A2 category for initial investments between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 Lakh, and A3 category for initial investment between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore. Various sectors were selected for the awards, and there were 4 special categories including Women Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur from SC/ST Category, Entrepreneur from People with Disability category, Entrepreneur from difficult areas. Award Winners received a Trophy, Certificate and a Cash Prize of ₹5 lakh (enterprises/ individuals) and ₹10 lakh (organizations/ institutes).

Congratulating the winners, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that the awardees reflect the new and emerging India, which is confident and moving ahead. He said that it is heartening to note that people from different parts of the country have participated in the competition and won the awards. The Prime Minister’s vision of better skilled workforce in the country is being implemented by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in an effective manner. Skilled workforce will fulfill the country’s aspiration to become the $5 trillion in near-future, and improving the rank in Ease of doing business. He said that the Government has launched a number of schemes like Skill India, Digital India to support the young, enterprising and aspiring India. The Minister said that the Self-help groups in the countryside have not only improved the financial health of the people, but also helped in checking various social evils. Assuring the entrepreneurs of the country full support of the Ministry in their endeavors, Dr Pandey called upon them to exchange their experiences among themselves and inspire more people to start their own enterprises.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr K.P.Krishnan said that within four years, the number of complete applications for the awards has gone up by 10-fold, showing increasing spirit of entrepreneurship among the people of India. He said that these awards are different from those being given by the private sector, as they recognize the people rooted in real India, who have come up through struggle and hardwork. He highlighted the fact that people from towns and smaller cities have participated whole-heartedly in the competition, and largest number of applicants were in the Agriculture category.

Following is the list of the winners:


Sl. No Award


Name Of Applicant (Organisation Or Individual, As The Case May Be) Entrepreneur’s And Co-Founder’s

Name & Address

1 Agriculture Sickle Innovations Private Limited Mr. Nitin Gupta(Founder)
2 Handicrafts Dakti Craft Ms.RidaGatphoh (Founder)

Mr. Peter Marbaniang (Co-Founder)


3 Hospitality Unexplored Bastar Mr. Jeet Singh Arya (Founder)


4 Renewables M/S.Aspartica Biotech Pvt. Ltd Mr. SRINIVAS B V (Founder)

Mr. Sujeet Kumar Ghosh (Co-Founder)


5 Retail Inventindia Innovations Pvt. Ltd Ms.JyotiSudhir (Founder)


6 Textiles Sura Ms. Shivaranjani R (Founder)

Ms. Nisha Subramaniam (Co-Founder)


7 Women Early Foods Private Limited Ms. Shalini Santhosh Kumar (Founder)


8 SC/ ST Kranti Jyoti Swayam SahayataMahilaBachat Gat Ms. DipaChoure (Founder)

Mr. Prasant Choure(Co-Founder)

9 Pwd Sabariguru Repair Service Mr. K SAKTHIVEL (Founder)


10 Difficult Areas Shillong Bamboo Ms. BandabiangDewkhaid (Founder)
11 Agriculture Green Biotech Solutions Ms.GeetashoriYumnam (Founder)
12 Chemicals Innocule Materials And Additives Pvt Ltd Shri GyanaRanjan Das (Founder)

Ms.Surbhi Sarna(Co-Founder)


13 Engineering Systems Planys Technologies Pvt. Ltd Shri TanujJhunjhunwala (Founder)

Vineet Upadhyay(Co-Founder)

Rakesh Sirikonda(Co-Founder)

Dr. Prabhu Rajagopal(Co-Founder)

Dr. Krishnan Balasubramanian (Co-Founder)

14 Handicrafts Devrai Art Village Ms. Mandakini Mathur(Founder)

Mr. Suresh Pungati (Co-Founder)

Mr. Atul Mathur(Co-Founder)

15 Healthcare Sirona Hygiene Shri Deep Bajaj(Founder)

Shri.Mohit Bajaj(Co-Founder)

16 Hospitality Lets Campout camp ground Pvt. Ltd Shri ABHIJEET MHATRE (Founder)

Ms.Mangala Mhatre(Co-Founder)


17 Renewables Neo Systek- Eco 360 Shri GoutamSurana (Founder)
18 Textiles Global Enterprises Shri Balwant D Dhage (Founder)
19 Women JS Enterprises Ms. Thokchom Reena Luwang (Founder)
20 SC/ST Tribal Mantra India Private Limited Shri. Suresh Naik Ramavath (Founder)

Ms. Leelawati (Co-Founder)

21 Pwd StreeSwabhiman Sanitary Napkins Manufacturing Unit  

Shri Ravindra BhausahebSupekar (Founder)


22 Difficult Areas A N Spice Industries Ms. Alemoon Nessa (Founder)


23 Agriculture Future Bio Tech Shri Manjunath R (Founder & CEO )

Mr. C B Karimani (Co Founder)

24 Engineering Systems Velmenni Research And Development Private Limited Shri  Deepak Solanki (Founder)
25 Healthcare Clensta International Pvt .Ltd Shri Puneet Guptha (Founder)
26 Hospitality Scoutmytrip Private Limited Shri Vineet Rajan(Founder)

Shri Deepak Ananth(CEO)

27 Logistics TatkalorryPvt. Ltd Ms. Nikita Maheshwari (Founder)

Mr.AmbrishParariya(Co Founder)

Mr.Vinod Patel(Co Founder)

Mr.KalpeshAndaratpa(Co Founder)

Mr.Ravi Patel(Co Founder)

Mr. Shikhar Maheshwari (Co Founder)

28 Renewables Bollant Industries Private Limited Shri SrikanthBolla (Founder)
29 Difficult Areas C K Lac Processing Industry Shri MahendraPardhi (Founder)


30 Difficult Areas TokaMulti Purpose Cooperative Society Shri KashishoChishi (President)

J. HitokaChishi (Joint Secretary)

Eco System Builder Awards
31 B1 Entrepreneurship Development Institutes/Organizations Entrepreneurship Development And Innovation Institute Ms. RV Shajeevana
32 B2 Incubation Centres Public Sector Entrepreneurship Development Center Ms. Soma Chattopadhyay


33 B3 Incubation Centres Private Sector Agribusiness Incubator Of Icrisat Dr Kiran K Sharma


34 B4 Mentors Public Sector Dr SubhraSaikat Roy Icar Research Complex For Neh Region
35 B5 Mentors Private Sector SreedeviDevi Reddy SR Innovation Exchange


36 B6 Promoters Of Rural Producer Enterprises Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India Shri Vivek Singh


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