Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Centre



About ABI




ICAR-CIFE Agri Business Incubation (ABI) Centre is funded by National Agricultural Innovation Fund (NAIF) Component II (Incubation Fund). It aims at promoting innovations in fisheries sector. This centre helps incubatees by providing facilities, services and guidance. Presently the ICAR-CIFE Agri Business Incubation centre is promoting entrepreneurs in fields of value added fish products, aquaculture and aquatic environment. The ABI allows the prospective entrepreneurs to run small scale production using facilities available at CIFE. The entrepreneurs pay nominal charges and bear all the cost including overheads. The scientist and technical experts of the institute do the handholding and keep monitoring the progress. The MOU between CIFE and the entrepreneur outlines both exit plan and up-scaling plan without any loss to the Institute. The ABI also envisages linking up the entrepreneurs with the financial institutions.

Management team of NAIF-ABI centre at ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai

Members Contact No. Email ID
Dr. A. K. Balange
(Principal Investigator, ABI )
Principal Scientist, FRHPHM Division
+91 2226361446| Extn:220 amjadbalange@cife.edu.in
Dr. Megha Bedekar
(Member, ABI )
Principal Scientist, AEHM Division
+91 2226361446 | Extn:457 megha.bedekar@cife.edu.in
Dr. A.K. Verma
(Member, ABI )
Principal Scientist, Aquaculture Division
+91 2226361446 | Extn:465 akverma@cife.edu.in
Dr. Tincy Varghese
(Member, ABI )
Scientist, FMBP Division
+91 2226361446 | Extn:586 tincy@cife.edu.in

Incubation facilities

# Specialization Location Facilities
1. Biofloc Aquaculture division, Mumbai Wet laboratory / Dry laboratory
2. RAS Aquaculture division, Mumbai Wet laboratory / Dry laboratory
3. Aquaponic Aquaculture division, Mumbai Wet laboratory / Dry laboratory
4. Fish feed Aquaculture division, Mumbai Dry laboratory
5. Fish value added products Post-Harvest Section, FRHPHM division, Mumbai Pre-processing / processing / modular kitchen / cold room / committee room
6. Fish by-products Post-Harvest Section, FRHPHM division, Mumbai Pre-processing / processing / cold room / committee room
7. Ornamental fish culture Aquaculture division, CIFE, Mumbai
CIFE, Salt lake, Kolkata
Wet laboratory
8. Spirulina culture AEM division, CIFE, Mumbai Wet laboratory / algal culture laboratory
9. Pearl culture CIFE, Salt lake, Kolkata Wet laboratory
10. Shrimp culture CIFE, Kakinada Fields / culture ponds
11. Fish culture CIFE, Powerkheda, Madhya pradesh Fields / culture ponds
12. Inland saline water Shrimp aquaculture CIFE, Rohtak, Haryana Fields / culture ponds

Contact Address:

Agri Business Incubation Center

ICAR – Central Institute of Fisheries Education,Seven Bungalow, Andheri (west), Mumbai - 400 061

+91 022 2636 1446

abicife@cife.edu.in

+91 22 2636 1573

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