Dairy digitisation specialist Stellapps says plans to raise $15-$20 million by June

Bangalore headquartered Stellapps, a technology platform that is offering solutions to digitise the entire spectrum of dairy supply chain in the country, is expecting to raise a modest level of funding in the next round which will be concluded before June. Speaking with indoasiancommodities.com, Ranjith Mukundan, CEO & Co-Founder, Stellapps, said the company has attained […]

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Troubled year turns out to be a turning point for India’s agri-tech segment

The unprecedented disruption caused by Covid-19 last hit most industries hard, except maybe the agri-tech sector which was actually fast tracked by the crisis year. Agri-tech that broadly entails bringing in new age technology tools or platforms like Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics, etc. in agricultural practices — including allied segments like […]

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Tirupati Balaji Agro says to launch packaged mushroom product; scale up Baramati plant

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Pune-headquartered Tirupati Balaji Agro, a leading mushroom grower in the country, is ready to launch packaged mushroom products from the beginning of the new year, its chairman and managing director said, as part of a plan to create a ready-to-eat retail product category. “On a low-key basis, we are starting our mushroom product in the […]

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Origo to unveil e-auction platform in February; planning to cover three more states

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Gurugram-headquartered agri-tech startup Origo Commodities, primarily known for post-harvest agriculture supply chain management specialization, is getting ready to add major digital components to its operations before the end of the current fiscal. Speaking with indoasiancommodities, Sunoor Kaul, Co-Founder & Director of the firm said the company is all set to unveil a dedicated e-auction and […]

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IFFCO-Kisan to use advanced technological tools like IoT, AI and precision farming to scale up high-tech farms

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Iffco Kisan, a joint venture between fertilizer major Iffco and telecom giant Bharti Airtel is all set to scale up its high-tech farms initiative across the country. As part of the scaling up strategy, Iffco Kisan will focus on a specific set of nearly half a dozen crops.   Speaking with indoasiancommodities, Morup Namgail, Head […]

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Organisch says to start delivering fruits, vegetables to homes; unveils Saag Subz app

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Organisch, a Delhi-based organic products start-up focused on delivering fruits and vegetables to modern retail firms, is now all set to make a foray in the consumer delivery business. Launching  its dedicated app for Delhi/NCR region, Chirag Arora, CEO and Founder of the firm, told indoasiancommodities.com, that the firm’s plan includes deploying special carts and […]

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Farmers should demand more freedom in agri-business, not block it, says Shetkari Sangathan leader

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Farmers from key northern Indian states might be against the three agrarian bills passed by the central government, but those from Maharashtra say there wasn’t any merit in their view on the minimum support prices (MSP). Tens of thousands of farmers from northern Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been blocking entry […]

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Blockchain-powered marketplace Agri10x close to conclude first funding round, says targeting three times increase in GMV

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Pune-based blockchain and artificial intelligence enabled agri-marketplace Agri10x, considered to be a promising entity in the evolving agtech space in the country, is all set to close its first funding round, its chief executive office said, Pankajj Ghode told indoasiancommodities.com that confirmed that the two year old platform will soon be making an announcement to […]

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Dairy focused Moneyboxx Finance reports smooth collection during moratorium period

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In what could be seen as an example of India’s agri and allied business doing well despite harsh economic impact of Covid-19, Moneyboxx Finance that is focused on lending to the dairy sector has reported high repayments even during the government-mandated loan moratorium between April and Septembet. “ In the April- June quarter when the loan […]

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