How startups can play a crucial role in helping covid-hit Indian farmers
The rabi crop stood ready for harvest in many fields when the Covid-19 crisis brought everything to a halt
Indian agriculture is also mostly a manual enterprise, and the exodus of migrant workers has resulted in a domino effect
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, it is imperative that good seeds and other farm inputs reach farmers in time for the Kharif season. India holds the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture thus creating a huge scope for agritech startups in the country. India needs about 250 lakh quintals of seeds for the kharif season.