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JUN 2023  
AgriTech Startups: Pivoting Indian Architecture Towards a Fruitful Future

The Indian agricultural industry has served as the foundational pillar of India’s economy since attaining Independence and continues to evolve rapidly. With technological advancements in the field, the industry is poised to advance further and contribute towards enhanced input quality, production, and prioritizing sustainability measures to secure a more enduring future.

The agricultural industry of India is booming with AgriTech startups, supporting the farmers and other rural communities by providing them with innovative solutions across the value chain. Here are the top five AgriTech startups in India, which are not only helping the farmers to have a better yield and earn better but are also working on the overall empowerment of rural communities. 

Gramik: India’s first peer commerce in AgriTech, Gramik is actively fostering a more socially responsible ecosystem by substantially empowering rural communities of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The startup that came into being in 2021 has helped over 1.5 lakh farmers. It assists farmers in increasing income by up to 300 per cent and creating livelihood opportunities at the village level. Gramik is changing the rural picture by strengthening it through door-step access to quality farm inputs, technical innovations, expert knowledge, and business skills for farmers, women, and rural youth. The startup is especially committed to empowering women in the rural economy, resulting in 95 per cent of ‘peer partners’ being females.

Konger AgriTech: Through comprehensive training and guidance spanning the entire mushroom cultivation process, this agritech business specializing in mushrooms empowers farmers in Nagaland to achieve lucrative harvests. Consequently, mushroom cultivation in the region is experiencing notable growth and success. The organization has trained over 800 farmers and mentored more than 1000 SHGs in the state.

BharatAgri: Operating as a farming technology platform, BharatAgri collaborates directly with farmers and the complete agriculture value chain. They endeavour to bridge India’s technological and agricultural divide by reaching out to 140 million Indian farmers. They help farmers “Grow Efficiently, Grow More” by methodically implementing scientific procedures, giving vital information at the right moment, and regular monitoring. BharatAgri possesses a profound understanding of individual farmer requirements and firmly believes in providing every farmer with an opportunity for a prosperous future enabled by technology. Their approach involves enhancing agricultural productivity by systematically implementing scientific methods, provisioning vital resources, and consistently monitoring, all aimed at augmenting farmer incomes.

Bijak: A B2B platform for suppliers and consumers across India’s Agri value chain, Bijak was launched in April 2019. The platform intends to address the asymmetry of knowledge and lack of responsibility in the agricultural commodity trade. Since its inception, Bijak has grown to cover 22 states, 400 areas, and 80+ commodities.

AgriVijay: Founded in 2020 by Vimal Panjwani with his mother and former government officer Shobha Chanchlani, AgriVijay provides farmers and rural people with a wide selection of renewable energy equipment tailor-made to their needs and infrastructure setup. The Pune-based startup is an aggregator, offering a variety of goods such as biogas generators, solar-powered water pumps, solar energy converters, and solar water heaters to meet clients’ individual energy demands.

With the poignancy with which AgriTech platforms and their solutions have impacted farmers, the Indian agriculture sector is on the fast track to revolutionize itself and pivot it to being the thriving backbone of our economy. #

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India's CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers."

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

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