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Pune-based Agri-BioTech Startup Bioprime Agrisolutions Awarded Best Agri Startup (Industry Partnership) By FICCI

Pune-based agriculture Startup Bioprime Agrisolutions Pvt Ltd has bagged the Best Agri Startup (Industry Partnership) Award presented by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), winners of which were on Wednesday in New Delhi.

Bioprime Agrisolutions is an agri-biotech startup founded by three researchers Dr Renuka Karandikar, Dr Amit Shinde and Dr Shekar Bhosle (in picture above) with the goal to offer relief to farmers worldwide, struggling with impact of climate change.

The Startup is involved in developing bio-molecules capable of making crops climate resilient and withstand adverse weather. Currently, they are engaging farmers from Pune, Satara and Nashik districts in Maharashtra besides collaborating with those from Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. Their solutions have curbed crops losses up to 70% due to untimely rain and similar weather events.

Incubated at the Venture Centre, under CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, in 2016, this Startup also has special projects to develop export quality fruits, including grapes and pomegranate. The company is a recipient of LEAP funds from BIRAC and also winners of a grant supported by Atal New India Challenge under Atal Innovation Mission.

During the event hosted virtually, the rising trend of Startups was shared. Since the launch of Startup India about five years ago, the number of Startups has been steadily rising with 9300 emerging in 2019.

“However, only 500 Startups working in agriculture took off,” remarked BC patil, Minister for Agriculture, Karnataka.

This year, about 30 Statrups and companies were presented with FICCI awards in numerous categories.

SOURCE - Indian Express

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