India is largely an agrarian economy with 55% of Indians today
engaged in farming and contributing to about 17% of GDP. Farmers
are under stress due to falling margins and rising input
Another cause for poor farm income, is an archaic supply chain dominated by middlemen, called ‘Arthis’, who charge extravagant commissions. This has led to farmers getting a fraction of what the end-consumer pays for farm products.
Kisan is my initiative at providing a better supply chain
to the farmers by cutting out the middlemen.
My goal is to achieve the following with my project
i) Providing more avenues and regular farm income
ii) To empower small and marginal farmers by increasing their income substantially and transforming them into entrepreneurs.
I collaborated with the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) in two cities, Secunderabad and Bengaluru and organized spot markets. Through these FPOs, farmers are allowed to bypass the present supply chain.