The Indian agriculture sector faces challenges like weak structure, slow growth, low production, farmer’s individual income, and needs innovation which helps modernisation, supported by strong reforms. This is why agritech can play an important role. Agri-tech gives an amazing open door to connect a few trouble spots that exist in the agri-sector area at present across the value chain, accordingly growing the market potential. With expanding internet in the nation, the rural areas being the essential driver of this success, India stands exceptional to adjust to changing procedures in farming
Neem Tree Agro Solutions is a SaaS-based AgTech company focused on delivering economical, efficient, and adaptable cutting-edge solutions for every farmer in the nation. The services leverage the power of data and artificial intelligence-based decision support systems to improve product quality and quantity. The company was started in 2019, but the vision to create something that addresses the challenges faced by farmers dates back to the summer of 2018. The founders of the company, Dhiresh (Co-founder & C.E.O.), Nishant Chauhan (Co-founder, C.F.O. & Head (R & D)) and Paras Jain (Co-Founder & C.T.O.), went on a little rendezvous to certain villages as a part of a summer internship program. After visiting a lot of villages and talking to plenty of farmers to collect data, they realised that the problems faced by farmers during a crop growing season are very pertinent and omnipresent.
Two of the founders (Dhiresh and Nishant) come from farming backgrounds and can relate to these issues because they have seen farmers face the same issues for years. The youngest of them all, Paras Jain who is still pursuing his B.Tech, and Dhiresh (B.Tech), along with Nishant Chauhan (B.Sc. A & FB) left their college placements and decided to create something that would cater to the needs of the farming community. As they all say, Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard, but such was their creativity and dedication that they built the company from scratch in about 2 years.
The company was incorporated in March 2021, and full-fledged operations started in October 2021. Neem Tree Agro Solutions follows a PHY-DIGITAL approach (Physical+Digital). They provide a full-stack solution and handle everything right from sowing to harvesting, with fully functional retailer shops in every nook and corner. The process is rather simple. They visit and associate with the local kirana stores or Kisan Suvidha Kendras and convert them to nodes or micro-entrepreneurs to make the mode scalable. In this way, they leverage the relationship between the nodes and farmers. Neem Tree Agro Solutions is one of the very few end-to-end startups. The founders were foresighted, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, they have on boarded 25 nodes and have 700+ acres of land under their management. They have 500+ farmers associated with them and have an excellent retention rate of 60%. The founder’s will and desire to help farmers in every way possible is what keeps them going. These facts are enough to prove that they are here to stay, come what may, and make a difference.
They established a mission to provide farmers with knowledge, technology, marketing and extension services for improved quality and quantity of produce by efficient adoption of technology. The company focuses on the efficient use of big data to provide a decision support system for the farmers. It also provides quick and easy access to the farmers through their designated app.
They concentrate on Indian agriculture’s developing white spaces, which are ripe for disruption. Such has their vision been, Country’s Prestigious university IIT and premier trade body Nasscom , FITT, CIENA have shown interest and confidence in their model and joined them as investors in working towards a common goal of revolutionizing farming by providing easy and innovative technology, Improved planning, knowledge, marketing and extension services. Belief by such investors has proved that they might be new to the game but have enough to reach the top.
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