Can agri-based start-ups transform the rural economy? – Livemint

India suffers from low farm productivity due to a host of factors, not in the least, the lack of access to technology. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

India suffers from low farm productivity due to a host of factors, not in the least, the lack of access to technology. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

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Earlier this year, two India-based agri-technology (AgTech) start-ups hit the headlines for raising millions in funding from private equity firms. AgroStar, which provides agricultural inputs directly to farmers, raised $10 million, and RML AgTech, which offers smart farming solutions, raised $4 million

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/BSmJYsszSxyA7v2LpOJUjL/Can-agribased-startups-transform-the-rural-economy.html

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