A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP invests in Shark Tank Fame Farmer Pandurang Taware’s Startup Agri Tourism Development Corporation
A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP, widely recognized as a pioneer in Hi-tech soil-based Vertical Farming in India and one of the largest turmeric producers has announced their investment in Shark Tank fame farmer Pandurang Taware’s startup Agri Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC).
The move is a positive step towards bringing attention to Agri Eco-Horti Tourism in India and work on a combined vision of providing the maximum benefits to the farmers, the company statement shared.
The joint venture together aims to create an ecosystem that is Sustainable, Economic and boosts the Environmental Development of Villages through Agriculture Tourism.
“Agriculture has lot of potential in many ways and if given the right direction, farmers can contribute a lot in the country’s growth. We are looking at working together and bringing hi-tech cluster vertical farming projects under the belt of Agri Eco-Horti Tourism in India. This will serve as a joint platform to further the agenda of helping the farmer community become financially self-sufficient and independent,” shared Dr Prashant Zade, Founder, A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP.
While 80% of the world’s turmeric is grown in India, the country only exports 8-10% of the yield due to stringent export standards requiring more than 4.5 per cent of curcumin content. The turmeric produced by A S Agri is consistent in quality, variety, growing method, and contains levels of curcumin suitable for export – giving access to a huge international market. The company strongly supports and advocates NDA Government led by the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and campaigns of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, Make in India, Vocal for Local and Startup India.
Pandurang Taware, Founder, Agri Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) shared, “A S AGRI, with its immense expertise has given the much-needed confidence to the farmers to start their own Agri Eco Horti tourism centres. Coupled with vertical farming clusters, the new projects will definitely play an important role in future food production of the country.”
The company has also announced the state-of-the-art Vertical Farming cluster projects under its aegis which is slowly gaining momentum amongst groups of farmers, farmer cooperatives, investors looking at buying land in rural Maharashtra and more alike. A S AGRI AND AQUA LLP offers the B-O-B i.e., Build-Operate-Buyback Model, wherein we handle construction, operations, maintenance, production, and buyback. “We’re seeing good reception so far with this model with more than 1500 projects running and this is only going to grow in the coming years with the cluster projects being announced which will benefit lacs of farmers,” Dr. Zade shared.