MUMBAI, 14 December 2020: Agritech in India has seen a skyrocketing growth with numerous startups emerging with new technologies and advanced methods such as data analytics, machine learning and satellite imaging, among others to cater to the needs of Indian farmers and maximize their output.
India with 118.7 million farmers, accounting for more than half of the population is heavily dependent on agriculture as a primary source of income.
But Indian agriculture is plagued by several problems both ma made and natural such as; unavailability of seeds, small and fragmented land-holdings, problems with Irrigation due to uncertain seasons, Scarcity of capital etc. leaving farmers helpless and with no option but to let their produce go at dirt cheap prices.
Therefore, AgriTech is clearly one of the most needed industries in India and here is a list of top 5 Agritech startups helping Indian farmers by providing agronomic intelligence.
The company is an Intelligent Farming Platform providing Agronomic Intelligence to more than 550,000 farmers. Started in 2016 by Nishant Vats and Tauseef Khan, Gramophone is a one-stop e-commerce platform for farmers delivering agricultural inputs in more than 10,000 villages.
Gramophone provides end-to-end solutions and services to the farming community in India enabling them to increase their income by giving them the right advice to go to the right market to sell the right products. Their services range from Super SafalProgram providing farmers assistance for their crops from the scratch till the end of the harvest such as information about the seeds, required pesticides and crop nutrition, to SamridhiKit, which is a natural kit containing all the microorganisms helping farmers with the nourishment of their soil. Gramophone has also set up Gram Uday centres in villages in order to support the disrupted rural supply chain. Over 3 rounds, the company has raised a total of $6M in funding.
Founded by Shailendra Tiwari and Ananda Verma, Fasal helps farmers through its AI-powered platform which captures data on growing conditions real-time from on-farm sensors and delivers advisories on farm-specific, crop-specific actions to farmers via mobile in their native languages. Fasal is driven by Innovation. And they are on the quest to make precision agriculture accessible.
Gurugram-based Bijak is helping rural traders and buyers with its digital e-commerce platform, It has created an electronic -marketplace for agricultural goods and commodities that connects thousands of farmers, traders and wholesalers. Currently, there are 30,000 active buyers and traders on the platform.
DeHaat is one of the fastest-growing start-ups in Agri Tech sector providing end-to-end solutions and services to the farmers in India. Currently, they are operating in eastern India - Bihar, UP and Odisha - with 265,000 farmers in their service network with a goal to cater services to 5 million farmers by 2024. They are offering farmers a one-stop solution on crops to grow, how to grow and where to sell the products under one roof in an accessible and affordable way.
CropIn is an intuitive, intelligent, self-evolving system that delivers future-ready farming solutions to the entire agricultural sector. They deliver decision-making tools that bring consistency, dependability and sustainability to agri-businesses.
With capabilities of live reporting, analysis, interpretation and insight that span across geographies, CropIn is digitizing every farm, while data-managing the entire ecosystem. Their smarter Agri solutions are powered in real-time; for farmers to archive patterns, predict trends, to make a blueprint for farmers' business in the times to come.
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