This Mumbai Startup is Delivering Fresh Fruits & Vegetables to People Amidst the Coronavirus Lockdown

Every young mind has an idea, an idea that could get transformed into a beautiful reality one day. Some give their idea wings, to reach a certain goal and some take a step back wondering if their idea is ‘good enough’ ignoring the fact that ‘everything started as nothing’. One should not be discouraged by the daunting task ahead just like Darpan Bendre, a young 21-year-old entrepreneur whose passion for food and a background of social work led him towards an exciting journey through various parts of Maharashtra which led to the establishment of Agrify Organic Solutions.

Darpan Bendre and his partners Urvish Baide and Himanshu Dighavkar (also 21 years of age) are final year engineering students at NMIMS who trusted their instincts and are now an inspiration for others.

In the time the country is reeling under the lockdown during the global pandemic, and people are restricted to their homes, Agrify Organic Solutions have stepped out, helping Mumbaikars with fresh organic vegetables and fruits sourced directly from the farmers, with no middlemen.

Opening Doorz to Agrify Organic Solutions and a chat with Darpan Bendre; this is their story…

From L to R: Himanshu Dighavkar, Urvish Bhaide and Darpan Bendre gave flight to their dreams.

How the seed was sown…
We started Agrify Organic Solutions in May 2019 with the sole purpose of bridging the gap between the urban and rural community. We always wanted to be a link between farmers and the consumers and thus eliminate the need of various middlemen because of whom farmers don’t get a fair price for their produce. We’ve been doing B2B for the past eight months in which we’ve been supplying to supermarkets, restaurants and stores selling organic vegetables.

Startup and the initial teething problems…
We’ve been working tirelessly everyday to solve each and every problem and adapting everyday; we’ve delivered over 6000 orders and on an average we’ve been delivering 500 orders per day. As of now, we are looking to scale up and cater to as many customers as possible everyday and supply groceries and customized orders. We are also launching an app which will work as India’s first marketplace for all organic products. We are also looking to raise funds from suitable investors as a lot have approached us due to the traction we’ve received. Now due to the growing number of orders we had to scale up everything from supply, logistics to manpower in the space of a few days.

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