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Samunnati Sees Rise In Lending For Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
Rise In Lending For Climate-Smart Agriculture Projects

Agri value chain financier Samunnati expects its lending to local weather sensible compliant agriculture belongings to more than quadruple over the next two years as awareness of the need to mitigate climate change grows. 

Anil Kumar S G, Founder and CEO of Samunnati, highlighted that the company's lending to climate sensible complaint assets is viewing far more traction.  "We might represent approximately 25% of overall lending in the next two decades, up from 10% to 12% currently, and it will only grow," he said. 

So far, Samunnati has completed local climate intelligent asset funding of around 1,000 crore out of its total lending of 8,624 crore, according to Anil Kumar. It has formed an eight member team to focus on the climate-smart agriculture sector. 

Samunnati's weather smart asset compliant value chain pursuits include lending to initiatives on soil nutrient advancement (natural input and output), water conservation (precision farming, agro forestry, hydroponics, micro irrigation), waste reduction in food processing, cold storage, reduced emission (photovoltaic machines, sustainable dairy, bio-fuel and bio mass), and reduced substances (precision farming, natural and organic ingestion). 

Samunnati also has exposure to millet-centered things to do, afforestation pursuits – crops that enhance the maximum inexperienced cover – and working with the plantation sector, which can help maintain the inexperienced cover, he stated. 

Samunnati, which has had outstanding progress in credit rating disbursements in the agri sector, is looking to raise a fresh round of fairness. 

"We have a monthly run-price of about 400 crore, and as component of our progression ideas, we are initiating the course of action for the next fund raise," Anil Kumar added. 

The fund-raising mission has been delegated to Kotak and Cantor Fitzgerald. "We're looking to raise about $100 million in E sequence funding," he said. So significantly, the corporation has increased its fairness by 590 crore. 

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