Agriculture is one of the most hyped yet untapped sectors with an immense potential to change the current standards of the Indian economy. For long, Indian farmers, who represent a 24.6% (per se Census 2011) of the total workforce of over 481 Mn in the country, has been considered the most vulnerable to nature calamities and corrupt middlemen.
But it seems that the time has come to make a 360-degree change with this perception and experiential knowledge. With the Indian government committed to the goal of doubling the farmers’ income by 2022, several Indian agritech startups and ecosystem enablers including investors, incubators and accelerators have come forward to help India regain its status of being the ‘Golden Bird’ (sone ki chidiya), using new age technologies such as AI, Big Data, ML and more. One such technology-based incubator is New Delhi-based Indigram Labs.
As mentioned in an earlier coverage on Indiagram Labs by Inc42, it is working with a vision to promote creativity and innovation in agriculture, renewable energy and rural healthcare industry. Indigram, as a group, has been around for over 18 years and has promoted, incubated as well as exited multiple ventures in these years.
The incubator aims at fostering and nurturing viable business ideas through the process of consulting, mentoring, prototype creation, leveraging technology tie-ups and access to platforms that yield the stated results.
The duration of the incubation period ranges from three to five years. Currently, it is incubating 17 companies
Looking at the myriad portfolios of Indigram’s agritech incubatees, we at Inc42 thought of collating the unique 10, which are bringing innovation and creativity to the Indian agritech stage, thereby fostering a sustainable startup ecosystem in this sector.