July 31, 2019

Government of India launched Atal Community Innovation Centre in New Delhi to encourage the spirit of innovation at the community level.


  • This initiative has been launched under the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog. 

  • The purpose of this new initiative is to make innovation ecosystem socially inclusive as well as to ensure equitable distribution of infrastructure for innovation across the country. 

  • The Atal Community Innovation Centre has been launched to focus on the 484 backward districts where the innovation infrastructure is very weak. 

  • The new program has been specifically designed for underserved, unserved regions of Tier 1 or Metro cities, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, Smart Cities, Aspirational districts, North-East, Jammu and Kashmir as well as the rural and tribal regions of India.