Taking inspiration from the concept of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) propounded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AASK plans to emerge as a one-stop support centre dedicated to making the youth self-reliant. In tune with the foundational principles of the concept of Atmanirbhar, it aspires to develop as a knowledge and skill hub and a network of experts, stakeholder institutions and to build a support system for small, micro and village enterprises in Odisha and elsewhere. The potential entrepreneurs will be nurtured with appropriate knowledge and skill sets and supported with both forward and backward linkages. AASK also proposes to develop as a Centre of Excellence in Self-reliant mechanism and a resource centre for global and local best practices and provide linkages with CSOS, CBOs, producers’ and farmers’ groups. It will network with all key stakeholders in the area of enterprise and work towards a demand driven market mechanism making optimal use of digital technology.