The agricultural industry contributes significantly to the country’s GDP and is growing steadily. Amid the evolution of the agricultural sector, the country is also witnessing the increase in the number of agritech startups that are rolling out their innovative offerings to help farmers in the best possible way. Agritech companies through their developments are helping the underlined farmers and providing solutions to overcome India’s agricultural difficulties.
Indian agritech companies have been at the forefront of disrupting and transforming the industry at all stages of the value chain. This includes combining farm inputs and physical infrastructure for greater price certainty, performing predictive analytics to improve yields, farm management and precision farming, eliminating inefficiencies in variation supply and helping farmers obtain credit and crop insurance.
Here are some Agritech startups that are accelerating the growth of agriculture in India
Samhitha Crop Care Clinics
Samhitha Crop Care Clinics is a pioneer in precision farming consultancy in India, aiming to empower farmers to adopt sustainable practices to improve crop production and farmer profitability. Founded in 2021 by Jagan Chitiprolu, Dr Shyamsudar Reddy and Kalyan Enjamoori, the start-up envisions helping farmers grow more crops and grow healthy produce through a unique blend of data, technology and industry expertise. of cultures. By leveraging a hybrid framework of data, digital and crop expertise, Samhitha ensures the intensification of crop production and productivity. The Crop Doctors team provides precision tree-level guidance by connecting data points captured from digitally tagged trees, aerial scans using drones, telemetry devices and regular monitoring on field.
The AgriTech start-up has a unique Digital Tree Health Audit System (DTHAS) that deploys home-made telemetry devices on fields to capture soil moisture, temperature and pH, weather and wind speed and direction. Their strong team of field assistants also collect information on pests and diseases from each tree on the farm through regular field visits. Information captured below, on and above ground is processed centrally, where expert agronomists analyze trends and holistic data to provide recommendations to farmers. A data-driven audit helps Crop Doctors give farmers accurate advice for every tree on Samhitha’s Lemon mobile app.
Fasal, founded by Shailendra Tiwari and Ananda Verma, helps farmers with its AI-powered platform, which collects data on real-time growing conditions from on-farm sensors and sends specific warnings to the farm and grow to farmers via mobile in their local languages. Fasal is a company that thrives on new ideas. They are also working to make precision farming more accessible.
DeHaat is one of the fastest growing Agritech start-ups in India, offering end-to-end solutions and services to farmers. They currently have 265,000 farmers in their service network in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, with a target of serving five million farmers by 2024. Farmers can get one-stop-shop for information about what crops to plant, how to grow them, and where to sell them under one roof at a reasonable price.
Crofarm is a farm-to-business supply chain startup launched in 2016 by former Grofers executives. Crofarm sources fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers and distributes them to online and offline stores. Currently, their network includes more than 5,000 traders and 10,000 farmers. Crofarm makes purchasing decisions using an AI-based demand forecasting system that analyzes previous data. The technology also helps with inventory tracking by shelf life, which provides an alarm when a product is approaching its expiration date. Crofarm also uses WhatsApp-based CRM tools to manage consumer relationships.