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These 5 Urban Farming Startups Will help You to Set Up Your Own Organic Farm In NO TIME

Who said you couldn't be a farmer if you had acres of land? This may have been true once upon a time, but due to increased interest in agriculture, a new breed of urban farmers has emerged in India.

Shivani Meena
Homecrop- An Urban Farming Startup
Homecrop- An Urban Farming Startup

Who said you couldn't be a farmer if you had acres of land? This may have been true once upon a time, but due to increased interest in agriculture, a new breed of urban farmers has emerged in India. 

Space limitations that come with urban residences may appear to be a major problem to a budding urban farmer, but with hundreds of inventive solutions emerging every other day, it is the least of your worries! 

Here are five startups located around the country that can help you hone your hidden farmer and love the agrarian life even if you live in the metropolitan city. 

Homecrop 

Homecrop, founded by four graduates of the Vellore Institute of Technology, aims to bring urban farming to your terraces, backyards, and even balconies. Finally, you may have your kitchen garden and cultivate your veggies. Aside from customizing delicious farms, the company also offers the setup and ideal maintenance services, which you can afterward opt-out of. Do you want to build it from the ground up? No issue; the company even provides DIY farming kits across India that are simple to use and integrate. 

iKheti 

Through consulting services, workshops, and the provision of gardening resources, this Mumbai-based firm encourages and teaches city dwellers to pursue urban farming. The startup will instruct you on a no-chemical method to owning and managing a farm through DIY kits and workshops on the A to Z of kitchen gardening

Edible Routes 

If you reside in the Delhi NCR and want to get into urban farming, look no further. Edible Routes can help you with everything from a terrace/backyard garden to renting a farmlet. Since its start in 2014, the firm has grown to have 200 subscribers for its farmlets and has assisted over 800 people. 

Indian Superheroes 

Remember those simulation games we all used to play when we were kids when we had to develop a farm or a town from the ground up? You may now play this game in real life and genuinely make a difference in the life of others. This community-oriented company in Coimbatore allows you to rent farming plots and harvest your crops. Not only are they creating employment for the farmers and removing the need for middlemen, But you also get to take home organic and fresh vegetables that you can call your own. The non-profit organization now has over 800 farmers across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka using the platform, including certified organic farmers.

Urban Kisan

Looking for a more eco-friendly approach to cultivating your kitchen garden? Urban Kisaan, a Hyderabad-based startup, uses hydroponics to cultivate fresh vegetables all year. Because hydroponic plants do not require soil to thrive, you may grow them anywhere in your home. 

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