Agtech start-up Gramaphone eyes expansion in UP, Maharashtra and South

Indore-centered agritech start-up Gramaphone has added a trading module — Vyapar — to its farm administration platform that will support farmers connect with potential buyers and provide their generate right.

Also, the corporation options to grow its operations to states these as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu more than the future twelve months, mentioned Gramaphone founder Tauseef Khan.

Gramaphone at present operates mainly in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, exactly where more than seven lakh farmers are applying the farm administration platform for crop advisory and obtain of inputs. “We are including about one lakh farmers every thirty day period to our platform,” Khan mentioned. Also, the corporation has a actual physical existence in nine locations through its Gramodaya centres.

The Gramaphone platform provides customised crop advisory to farmers appropriate from sowing of the crop to the harvest through its mobile application and also through the simply call centre, Khan mentioned. Farmers are offered agronomy assistance and updates on weather, market place rate and also on pests and ailments.

Gramaphone at present works with organizations these as Godrej Agrovet and Dhanuka on the crop defense facet and with seed organizations these as Rasi and Nunheims among other folks.

Now, by including the Vyapar module to its platform, Gramaphone is enabling farmers to market place their generate. It has now about 500 potential buyers on board, including traders and processors on its platform and options to insert a further 5,000 by the 12 months-conclusion, he mentioned.

Started off in 2016, Gramaphone elevated $3.4 million in its hottest round of funding in December 2020 from Siana Capital. Before, it had elevated a whole of $4.5 million from traders these as Facts Edge, Asha Effects and Much better Capital.

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