Economic Times Catapooolt Changemakers: Mr. Vijay Dhavala- DHAVALAS

Name- Vijay Dhavala Startup- Dhavalas Category- Technology DHAVALAS offers end to end integrated farming services to the farmers. All these technology driven services are offered at one broad platform, where a common farmer, who is aggrieved of the traditional farming situation gets complete support from Dhavalas. The idea of the startup is to improve farmer’s productivity significantly, maximize profitability and minimize risks by adapting more scientific & technology driven Integrated Agro Farming System, by providing complete knowledge support through professional services and by creating a seamless supply chain to eliminate the long chain of middlemen.The farmer gets engaged in this farming system for round the year and earns ideally four times of their current earning. The end to end solutions offered by the startup comprises of consulting services from soil testing to pre & post harvest management, Supply of Farm infra development materials, the supply of farm consumables, buyback of major agri produce for resale, Food Processing & Warehousing of Produce.

Initially, we are targeting the well to do farmers, at various district levels, who are having more than 10 acres of land. We want to proceed with these “progressive mindset type farmers” at various districts across many states. They can take on this as a full-time business with guaranteed annual profitability. This will not only change the farmers’ livelihood but also provide a huge business opportunity to all the other vendors & service providers associate with us.

In last few years, we have faced all possible types of challenges. Everyday cash crunch, the regular exit of good team members, strong & continuous criticism from near & dears, sarcastic social neglect, and much more “I survived for today” type of situations. But, the best thing is….. I have learned so many management lessons which are not taught in any of the management schools across the world. I am happy that we have undergone all the “risk taking stages” by investing our own money, time & energy. Now absolutely fit to conquer the world.

We would be happy to welcome many more new startups in this agriculture sector. This joint initiative can certainly bring agro-economic growth in India.

Our start-up is working to bring transforming changes in the lives of 65% population of the country which is just surviving on agriculture. This is the only sector which has not been taken up by the youth & educated population of India. This is the only sector which has the potential to grow @ 2 to 3 times annually. Even a small step towards development in this sector will make a huge impact on the lives of those people who take responsibility to feed all of us. Now it’s our responsibility to take good care of them and make them feel proud for being engaged in the agri business. We have reached the final take-off stage for the launch of commercial operations. And, undergone all the R&D and previous risk taking stages by investing own money. Now, need funds for meeting the fixed overheads for a couple of months till generating operational revenue. A small contribution from your end can bring big cheers in our team. Your encouragement would not only be felt great at this peak time but this will also bring a lot of boost to our team for this endeavour. Kindly support our initiative to reform Indian Agriculture.

Crowdfunding is the best medium to connect with the common customers, who not only support us with financial contributions but also become brand ambassadors of our startup. This is an encouragement & belief in our idea by a huge volume of individuals. They are now amongst the top 32 Catapooolt Changemakers Season 2 and are trying to bring a change in their disruptive idea. You too can be a part of their initiative by backing them on –

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