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

Indore-primarily based agritech begin-up Gramaphone has added a investing module — Vyapar — to its farm management system that will support farmers connect with buyers and provide their develop directly.

Also, the corporation strategies to expand its operations to states this kind of as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu above the subsequent twelve months, mentioned Gramaphone founder Tauseef Khan.

Gramaphone at the moment operates mostly in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where above seven lakh farmers are utilizing the farm management system for crop advisory and order of inputs. “We are incorporating about just one lakh farmers every month to our system,” Khan mentioned. Also, the corporation has a bodily existence in nine destinations via its Gramodaya centres.

The Gramaphone system delivers customised crop advisory to farmers appropriate from sowing of the crop to the harvest via its cellular application and also via the contact centre, Khan mentioned. Farmers are offered agronomy tips and updates on climate, market place value and also on pests and ailments.

Gramaphone at the moment is effective with firms this kind of as Godrej Agrovet and Dhanuka on the crop safety aspect and with seed firms this kind of as Rasi and Nunheims between some others.

Now, by incorporating the Vyapar module to its system, Gramaphone is enabling farmers to market place their develop. It has previously about five hundred buyers on board, like traders and processors on its system and strategies to add another 5,000 by the yr-end, he mentioned.

Began in 2016, Gramaphone elevated $3.4 million in its most recent spherical of funding in December 2020 from Siana Capital. Before, it experienced elevated a overall of $4.5 million from investors this kind of as Data Edge, Asha Affect and Much better Capital.