Stellapps Technologies won the ‘National Startup Award 2021’ by ‘Startup India’ in Animal Husbandry sector for its effort in digitising the dairy sector in India. The dairy tech startup was honoured through a virtual ceremony in the presence of Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal. The company is one among the 46 startups announced as winners of the National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator.
The awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding startups and ecosystem enablers that are contributing to economic dynamism by spurring innovation and injecting competition. As a part of the award, the founders of the company were commended with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), conceived the National Startup Awards, appreciating the efforts of enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact.
The company has been recognised for their innovative tech solutions in digitising and strengthening the dairy farming processes. With a prime focus on data acquisition and machine learning, the startup aims to digitise the dairy supply chain. The technology can be used where the yield per animal is low with inadequate traceability.
The company was also a part of the working group that presented policy recommendations for the Indian agriculture sector to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi under the theme ‘Growing from Roots’.
Ranjith Mukandan, CEO and co-founder of Stellapps, said, “We started in 2011 as the first of its kind startup, working towards the digitisation of the dairy supply chain. We are honoured to receive the ‘National Startup Award 2021’ organised by Government of India. Milk is the largest crop on this planet and there is a strong need for technology interventions, especially in the emerging markets where the yield per animal is low, traceability is inadequate and quality is not up to the mark. It is a proud moment for us to be able to contribute and be a part of this era of Indian startups.”
Source : Food and beverage news 21st Jan 2022