Arya – India’s leading post-harvest agritech player, reports a growth in its Asset Under Management (AUM) of 125 per cent – from INR 4200 to INR 9300 cr on a Q-on-Q basis for the quarter ending June ‘21. The company’s success is a true testament to its platform’s robust expansion initiative that has impacted the lives of over 6 lakh farmers on the platform. Given its commitment to stakeholders closer to the farmgate, the start-up has increased its FPO base from 300 to 500 over the past year. In this span, Arya has also expanded its warehousing footprint from 15 Lac tonnes to 50 Lac tonnes covering 30 mn sq. ft.
Linked to around 5500 warehouses in 20 states at 1530 locations, 85 per cent of Arya collateral’s presence caters to India’s rural locations servicing customers such as farmers, FPOs and small aggregators. Arya’s digital platform Arya.ag also witnessed a growth of 3X in its loan portfolio disbursing over INR 4400 crores through its own balance sheet and in partnership with banks and financial institutions.
Speaking on this phenomenal growth, Prasanna Rao, CEO & Co-Founder, Arya said, “The pandemic has validated the relevance of our services. Greater adoption of technology across the agricultural value chain has ensured significantly deeper penetration of our integrated services, strengthening our position as a market leader in the agritech ecosystem. The growth in our business over the past 12 months is a reflection of the additional value created for our customers in near farm markets.”.
Arya’s integrated near farm solutions – covering aggregation, storage, finance, and market linkages -ensure better returns for its customers over 68 commodities. Addressing the issue of fragmented value chains in Indian agriculture, Arya offers a one stop solution through its integrated digital platform connecting the demand side with the supply side creating a layer of trust. The commodity marketplace on Arya’s digital platform facilitated a sale of agri-produce worth over INR 100 crores in the last quarter.
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