Shriram Farm Solutions likely to join hands with multiple online sales partners after Plantix tie-up

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India’s Agri-input major Shriram Farm Solutions, which last month launched online sales by partnering with e-commerce platform Plantix, is now contemplating joining hands with multiple partners, its business head and president said. Sanjay Chhabra told indoasiancommodities.com that even though online sales of agri-inputs were at a nascent stage in the country, they were expected to […]

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Monsoon session of the parliament set to pass agri marketing reforms bills

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The Centre has introduced three Bills in the monsoon session of parliament which seek to replace the recent ordinances to allow barrier-free inter-state trading of farm goods and contract farming. Once the law will pass the parliament and gazette soon thereafter, it will bolster bargaining strength of farmers. Introducing two bills — The Farmers’ Produce Trade […]

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IBM’s The Weather Company plans to bundle in more services in its Indian portfolio

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The Weather Company, a business unit run by technology giant IBM globally, is keen to go beyond the basic weather forecast services and add more components to its portfolio in India. Speaking with indoasiancommodities.com, Himanshu Goyal, India Business Leader of the company, said its basic services of weather forecast which has immediate implications for many […]

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Punjab rolls out smart ration card scheme to provide subsidized foodgrains

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The Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh rolled out a smart ration card scheme for providing subsidised foodgrains to 1.41 crore beneficiaries in the state. He also announced a separate state-funded scheme to provide subsidised rations to nine lakh beneficiaries not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA). With this, the total number of […]

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Pune gets the first e-Kisan mandi; NAFED to set up several more

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The country’s first e-kisan mandi became operational in Pune last week, reports Financial Express. The Pune facility includes around 30 FPCs in Pune district. Traders or retail market chains will be registered on the mandi for making online purchases from farmers. NAFED’s arm, Federation of Farmer Producer Organisations and Aggregators (FIFA) entered into a 51:49% […]

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Indian agritech firms have the potential to attract $ 24 billion investment by 2025: EY

According to an EY report, Indian agritech companies have received an investment of $ 532 million till April this year. The report says the agritech market in India has the potential to reach $ 24 billion by 2025,. “India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem has been actively playing its part in disrupting the agriculture sector. Agritech start-ups are operating in an attractive market […]

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RBI says management of surplus foodgrain the biggest challenge for India

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Management of surplus foodgrain in India has become a major challenge, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in its annual report. “India has now reached a stage in which surplus management has become a major challenge… Going forward, shifting the terms of trade in favour of agriculture is the key to sustaining this dynamic […]

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Interview – Funding support emboldens Captain Fresh to aim for 100 tonnes daily seafood sales in 2-3 years

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Bangalore-based seafood marketplace start-up Captain Fresh will be looking at a major expansion in the next two to three years after receiving a $2.3 million pre-series funding recently, its founder and chief executive officer said. The funding round, led by Ankur Capital, also saw participation of Incubate Fund India and Silicon Valley-based angel investors. “The […]

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Nitin Gadkari launches portal to buy groceries directly from farmers

MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Minister Nitin Gadkari launched an online farm-to-fork service VedKrishi.com promoted by farmers for selling non-toxic farm produce. The platform set-up by Nagpur-based farmer producer organization VedKrishi Farmer Producer Company will home deliver grocery products including dairy goods, vegetables, grains, and pulses, apart from pickles, juices, sauces, etc. The company […]

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Agri-tech startup launches online warehousing platform A2ZGodaam

Agri-tech startup Arya Collateral launched online platform A2ZGodaam to enable farmers and other value chain stakeholders to easily find agri-warehouses and other post-harvest solutions across the country. A2ZGodaam is a digital extension of Arya’s current business model. The platform is currently in English and the company plans to launch a vernacular website for the benefit […]

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