Agriculture has always been a vital sector for India’s economy, and the country has a rich heritage of farming practices. However, with the burgeoning population, embracing technology to enhance productivity and efficiency in the agricultural sector has become imperative. In recent years, the landscape of Indian agriculture has witnessed significant transformation owing to the innovative solutions offered by agritech startups, disrupting traditional practices.
At present, India has several agritech companies that are leveraging technology to make farming more efficient and sustainable. These companies offer solutions to help farmers manage their crops better, optimize yields, reduce wastage, and improve profitability through innovative products and services including drones, precision farming, farm management software, crop monitoring tools, and e-commerce platforms.
Mentioned below are top 8 Indian agritech companies that are driving innovation and transforming farming in the country.
AVPL is a leading agri training, overseas placements and drone manufacturing company. It was founded in December 2016 by Deep Sisai, a young first-generation entrepreneur. AVPL’s primary objective is to promote self-employment by training drone pilots through government schemes and NBFCs to support farmers across lakhs of Indian villages. The company plans to train 64,800 dronepreneurs in the next 5 years and open 80,000 marts in 5 years. AVPL will also establish 100 Remote Pilot Training Organizations, Center of Excellence in the next 5 years.
AVPL holds various accreditations such as being a Training Provider with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) & Haryana Skill Development Mission and a Project Implementing Agency with DDU-GKY (Ministry of Rural Development). AVPL is also a registered Training Partner with various state governments and sector skill councils. Notably, the company’s trained candidates have received certificates from the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, in Silvassa in Daman & Dadra Nagar Haveli.
AVPL has formed several partnerships with PSUs, and national and international organizations, including EdCIL India Limited (EdCIL), Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), Indian Telephone Industry Limited (ITI Limited), and The Bharat Scouts and Guide.
Absolute is a pioneering bioscience company that harnesses the power of nature’s intelligence, accumulated over billions of years, to address some of humanity’s greatest challenges. Agam Khare founded the company in 2015, and later Prateek Rawat joined as a co-founder. Absolute is headquartered in Delhi and specializes in precision agriculture solutions using phytology, microbiology, and AI technology. The company’s software solutions control farm hardware systems and collect data regularly from various sources such as IoT devices, sensor suites, hardware systems, and satellites. This data is then fed into proprietary machine-learning algorithms that generate actionable insights.
At present, Absolute has three platforms: BioX, a plant bioscience R&D platform; FARM OS, a farm operating system; and a global trade platform for produce. FARM OS produces actionable insights for farmers based on data from sources such as sensors, satellite feeds, and others, ensuring optimal growing conditions throughout the crop cycle. Absolute has scaled its solution to over 15,000 farmers and built a team of over 100 scientists.
AgNext Technologies is a prominent agri-tech enterprise in India and among the fastest-growing agri-tech companies. It specializes in deep-tech-based food quality assessment, monitoring, and management solutions. Founded in 2016 by Taranjeet Singh Bhamra and Mrigank Sharad, AgNext aims to bring cutting-edge technology to agriculture to enable data-driven decision making and improve the efficiency and sustainability of the agricultural value chain.
By integrating cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), computer vision, and advanced data analytics, the company has developed a full-stack solution known as ‘Qualix’ that enables rapid food quality assessment. They have multiple applications including crop quality assessment, food safety and traceability, supply chain management, and predictive analytics. AgNext’s solutions accurately analyze the nutritional content, maturity, and contaminants in crops, enabling informed decisions. Their traceability solutions help ensure food safety and meet regulatory requirements, while their predictive analytics solutions provide data-driven forecasts for optimizing crop management practices.
DeHaat is an Indian agritech company that operates as an online platform providing agricultural solutions to farmers. Founded in 2012 by Shashank Kumar and Manish Kumar, DeHaat aims to empower farmers by offering a wide range of services including access to quality agri-inputs, advisory services, market linkages, and financial products, all through a digital platform.
DeHaat is an agri-tech platform that connects farmers with a network of suppliers, crop advisors, and buyers. It provides personalized crop advisory services and access to agricultural products such as seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides. The platform also offers market linkage services, credit, and insurance products tailored for farmers. DeHaat operates across multiple states in India, serving millions of farmers, with a vision to improve agriculture’s efficiency, sustainability, and profitability through technology and data-driven solutions.
CropIn was founded in 2010 by Krishna Kumar and Kunal Prasad and is headquartered in Bangalore, India. The company has partnered with various stakeholders in the agriculture value chain, including farmers, agribusinesses, food companies, and governments, to provide solutions for sustainable and profitable farming. CropIn has received funding from investors such as Chiratae Ventures, Invested Development, and Ankur Capital, among others.
CropIn is an agritech startup that provides farmers with a digital farm management platform to optimize crop production and make data-driven decisions. The platform uses AI, ML, and data analytics to provide actionable insights for improving yields and farm operations.
CropIn’s platform features crop monitoring, pest and disease management, weather forecasting, farm analytics, and traceability solutions. Farmers can remotely monitor their crops, receive real-time weather and pest alerts, and access data-driven crop advisory. The platform also enables tracking and tracing of produce to ensure compliance with food safety standards.
The company was founded in 2015 by Thirukumaran Nagarajan, Kartheeswaran K.K, Ashutosh Vikram, Sharath Loganathan, and Vasudevan Chinnathambi. Since then, Ninjacart has expanded its operations to multiple cities in India, including Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.
Ninjacart is an Indian agritech startup that is focused on solving supply chain inefficiencies in the agricultural sector. They have developed a technology-driven platform that connects farmers directly with retailers, eliminating intermediaries and ensuring fresh produce reaches the market at competitive prices.
Ninjacart operates on a B2B model, where they source produce directly from farmers and sell to retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. They use data analytics and logistics optimization to ensure that the produce reaches the customers within 12 hours of harvest. Ninjacart has raised significant funding from investors such as Accel, Tiger Global, and Steadview Capital, among others.
AgroStar is an Indian agritech company that operates as a digital platform providing agricultural inputs and services to farmers. Founded in 2013 by Shardul Sheth and Sitanshu Sheth, AgroStar aims to make agriculture more efficient and profitable by leveraging technology to connect farmers with quality agri-inputs, agronomy advisory, and market linkages.
AgroStar provides a mobile app and website for farmers to access agricultural products including seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, and equipment. The company partners with input manufacturers and distributors to ensure quality products are available. Farmers can browse products, compare prices, and order online for delivery to their doorstep.
AgroStar’s agronomy advisory services offer personalized crop management recommendations based on crop stage, soil type, weather, pests, and diseases, delivered via the mobile app or phone by experienced agronomists. AgroStar operates in multiple Indian states and aims to empower farmers through a digital platform, enhancing productivity, income, and livelihoods.
FarmERP aims at the technology-intensive transformation of agriculture and agribusiness. The software is an intelligent and next-generation farm management platform in the Agri industry to sync and ready a wide range of entities and stakeholders for the future. This highly scalable, configurable and future-ready software platform helps stakeholders to practice Digital Agriculture 4.0 to achieve profitable and sustainable agribusiness. It services sub-industries in the agriculture sector, such as plantation farming, contract farming, processors and exporters. Some of the unique offerings of the platform include – Climate Smart Advisory, Pest disease detection, Quality analysis using AI, IoT Device integration, QR based access control across business processes
Driven by the passion to build change – FarmERP focuses on 3Ps – Productivity, Profitability and predictability for businesses. The platform basically revolves around four crucial points: food safety, traceability, regenerative agriculture and climate resilience. These align with two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger & Climate Change.
The company has, to date, served farms in around 30+ countries, deploying its software across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. It is used across 120 crop varieties over 675,000 Acres of land and is available in multiple international languages. FarmERP It has helped 1.5 million farmers directly or indirectly and assisted them in accomplishing higher productivity, revenues, viability, and traceability.