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

Joseph B. Hash

Indore-based agritech commence-up Gramaphone has added a investing module — Vyapar — to its farm administration platform that will enable farmers link with buyers and offer their deliver straight.

Also, the firm designs to grow its functions to states these as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu above the upcoming twelve months, said Gramaphone founder Tauseef Khan.

Gramaphone at the moment operates generally in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where by above 7 lakh farmers are working with the farm administration platform for crop advisory and buy of inputs. “We are incorporating about one lakh farmers each individual month to our platform,” Khan said. Also, the firm has a actual physical existence in 9 destinations through its Gramodaya centres.

The Gramaphone platform supplies customised crop advisory to farmers right from sowing of the crop to the harvest through its mobile app and also through the phone centre, Khan said. Farmers are furnished agronomy tips and updates on weather conditions, current market cost and also on pests and ailments.

Gramaphone at the moment works with providers these as Godrej Agrovet and Dhanuka on the crop safety side and with seed providers these as Rasi and Nunheims amongst other people.

Now, by incorporating the Vyapar module to its platform, Gramaphone is enabling farmers to current market their deliver. It has presently about five hundred buyers on board, which include traders and processors on its platform and designs to include another 5,000 by the year-close, he said.

Began in 2016, Gramaphone lifted $three.4 million in its latest round of funding in December 2020 from Siana Capital. Earlier, it experienced lifted a full of $4.5 million from investors these as Data Edge, Asha Influence and Improved Capital.

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