Starchem Technologies announces partnership with AgroStar for home delivery of fertilisers

Pune: Smartchem Technologies Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited announced its partnership with AgroStar, an agri-input e-commerce platform for doorstep delivery of fertilisers to farmers.

“Since digitalization is rapidly changing the way services and products are delivered to the consumers, this partnership will enable last-mile delivery of value-added, differentiated fertilisers directly to farmers’ doorsteps. Home delivery of fertilisers can currently be availed by farmers in Maharashtra & Madhya Pradesh, with plans to extend the scope to other geographies in the future,” a company release said.

Commenting on the development, Mahesh Girdhar, President, Crop Nutrition Business, DFPCL, said, “The new normal is all about focusing on obstacles and carving a way through them. The COVID-19 pandemic and low mobile data cost has accelerated the adoption of e-commerce platforms even in rural regions, and this trend is swiftly catching up in the agricultural space and the farmers now have access to diverse choices beyond the traditional services. Farmers will now have high-quality Mahadhan products home-delivered.”

“We are happy to partner with AgroStar, India’s foremost AgTech start-up, we both share the mission of empowering farmers through improving their productivity and income”, Mahesh added.

Shardul Sheth, CEO and Co-Founder of AgroStar, said “Getting access to good quality nutrients and knowing what to use when and how much is critical for farmers to increase their yield and improve the quality of their output. We are excited to collaborate with Smartchem Technologies to enable broader and deeper penetration of their products across multiple states that we operate in.”

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