Agriculture Start-Up is today helping and serving around thousands of farmers of Bihar, Uttar pradesh and odisha.
Shashank came back to Bihar in 2012 after quitting his job from MNC’s and started his own startup began working there and got his friends from IITs and IIMs to join his venture. Today, the founding team also includes IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad alumnus too.
“DeHaat” the start-up claims to address all significant supply chain bottlenecks and bring all these services—delivery of agricultural inputs, issuing crop advisory and establishing market linkages for farm produce—to farmers under one roof close to their land.
Farmers can place orders through the DeHaat mobile app, helpline, or physical centre. These orders are then sent to microentrepreneurs identified from the local community and trained by DeHaat; the orders are completed the same day.
This is really a noble initiative by the alumnus of IIT in helping our farmers.