ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

RELEVANCE – UPSC GS PRELIMS & GS MAINS III
First go through the text (given after the questions) and then attempt the questions
UPSC PRELIMS 2019

QUES . Atal Innovation Mission is set up under the
(a) Department of Science and Technology
(b) Ministry of Labour and Employment
(c) NITI Aayog
(d) Ministry of Skill Development and
Entrepreneurship

ANSWER . (c) NITI Aayog

ATAL INNOVATION MISSION

Atal Innovation Mission(AIM) including Self-Employment and Talent Utilization(SETU) is a flagship initiative set up by the NITI Aayog. It is an endeavour to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Its objective is to serve as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, Grand Challenges, Start-up businesses and other self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.

The Atal Innovation Mission has the following functions:

1 . Entrepreneurship promotion through Self-Employment and Talent Utilization, wherein innovators would be supported and mentored to become successful entrepreneurs
2 . Innovation promotion: to provide a platform where innovative ideas are generated
3 . Atal Tinkering Labs
4 . Atal Incubation Centers
5 . Scale-up support to Established Incubators