Karnataka plans to tap ag-tech startups to provide better market access to farmers.

State Agriculture Minister N Cheluvarayaswamy said Karnataka is looking for partnerships with new agro-tech companies to provide better market connectivity to farmers. “There are many startups in the kingdom. We are figuring out how to work with them so that farmers in the state can benefit from the startups,” said Cheluvarayaswamy. The Karnataka Agriculture Minister visited BigHaat offices. in Bengaluru on Monday to understand the operations of an agritech startup.

BigHaat , which has created a digital ecosystem for the agriculture sector using technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, provides farmers with access to inputs such as seeds, agrochemicals, small tools and also credit throughout the country. It also provides crop diagnostic and advisory services in several local languages ​​and provides market linkages to farmers.

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