The sector is now a hotbed of activity, with over 1,000 startups offering a range of solutions to address inefficiencies that have been the bane of agriculture in India for decades.
Most middle-class Indians have one aim in life: find a steady job after college. At least that’s how it was before the pandemic. The more ambitious ones go on to acquire a management degree or move to the US with Silicon Valley dreams. A handful roll up their sleeves and become entrepreneurs.
And what do these entrepreneurs create?
Mostly consumer-facing products. Apps that help you buy anything from books to toilet paper, order food, call a cab, find a hotel halfway across the world to fit your budget, and pay for all of these at the click of a button. …
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