While agri startups in India have made headway in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and even Odisha, the agri startup boom is yet to proliferate in the Northeast region of the country. The area is blessed with the bounty of nature, and the region is largely rural, with horticultural production dominating the agri landscape. But despite several development schemes being launched by the government, largely focusing on the farm and rural sector in the area, there remains a gap.
Manisha Acharya, CEO of Indigram Lab Foundation, a technology business incubator, says,
“There is a need for partnerships for training and competence building, investments, marketing, processing, projects, and infrastructure development to accelerate growth and economic activities, leading to more jobs, incomes and opportunities for the people belonging to these eight States – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.”