One of the biggest sectors of our economy, with over 50% of the population deployed in it, agriculture has been the backbone of our nation. The development of agriculture has been the key focus of the government for quite some time now. This sector contributes to about 16% of our GDP and is also a part of the unorganized sector despite being this vital. Poor people mostly look over this sector, and hence the involvement of technology and digitalization has been less. The modernization aspect hasn’t reached this sector, which is why it is lagging compared to the secondary and tertiary sectors.
The top 5 agricultural start-ups of India are:
This start-up came to light and was launched in the February of 2020 under the crop farm group. Mr Varun Khurana came up with the idea of this social commerce website which sources the products like fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers to the consumers. This cuts off the unnecessary need for intermediaries and protects the farmers from their exploitation. The aim was to build a tech-driven yet stable environment for the supply chain and help the farmers benefit the most.
This Bombay hemp company was launched back in 2013 with the aim of using hemp as the way to sustain and improve the lives of people and support the agricultural sector. They work upon advocating agricultural hemp, and this way, they create the need for it and help out the people and the agricultural sector. The agro products they produce provide help and the necessary resources to the farmers and new and innovative techniques.
3. SONIC AGRO
The company was launched by Bipin Soni and is working towards providing services to the agriculture, farming, horticulture, and forestry sector. They aim at providing their service by highlighting the importance of bio-nanotechnology, and all their resources are built upon it. This unique and innovative idea got a lot of recognition, and they have been going strong.
The start-up was launched by Pravin Shinde and Vishnu Das in Pune back in 2016 and aims at providing transportation services in the form of tractors. People can buy, sell, rent, and compare and review the vehicle they buy for agricultural needs. This app is available in 10 languages to have a wider reach, making it easier for farmers across the country to use and operate. All the resources are available at a very affordable cost.
Found by Vivek Rajkumar back in 2014 in Bangalore, which aims at delivering technology and resources to farmers. They also provide expertise on topics they are unsure of and work for the farmers’ need and development. They have been able to help out and increase yields of over 140 farmers by 50%, and they have been trusted and growing ever since.
India has seen a tremendous increase in the number of start-ups that have started popping up recently. There has been a considerable increase in the number of start-ups trying their hand in the aggrotech domain and improving the dire and upsetting conditions of the primary sector. These start-ups are based on providing the needful tools and resources to the farmers alongside the latest information and whatever help they need to make the best out of this highly reputed agricultural sector which is a need for the country.