Odisha startup wins 2nd prize at Animal Husbandry Start-up Grand Challenge India

New Delhi: Start-up India along with the Department of Animal Husbandry announced the Animal Husbandry Start-up Grand challenge on Sep 2019. The challenge, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mathura on September 11 last year, saw
India’s most promising dairy start-ups participating in the challenge.

A total of 157 entries were received and were scrutinized by Start-up India experts, AH Department experts and shortlisted finalists then presented to a jury of senior officials. The winners were congratulated by the Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and
Dairy, Giriraj Singh through a Video Conferencing Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2020 evening. MoS (Fisheries & AHD) Sanjeev Kumar Balyan and Secretary (AHD)
Atul Chaturvedi were also present on the occasion.

The Challenge categorized the animal husbandry ecosystem issues into six categories. There were total 44 finalists in this category fighting for the position. Apart from the prize money; mentorship support, master classes and Incubation support will also be provided to the winners as told by Joint Secretary Mihir Singh Jee.

Grozip has been winning accolades for the state of Odisha and getting the startup ecosystem to global recognition. There have also received mentorship from Jack Ma and were winner of eFounder Fellowship, an Alibaba initiative. Grozip is a technology-focused app based on-demand local delivery company facilitating B2B and B2C delivery in major cities of India.

“We focus on creating a value proposition for small and medium vendors and customers to solve their delivery hassles using technology. We operate as a marketplace model and onboard small and medium businesses who use our technology platform to increase their sales and help them reach more customers. We deliver happiness and connect families together across geographic areas. They work with FPO groups and Dairy sectors like OMFED in Odisha to bring milk cooperative societies online through digital transformation.

“We believe building microentrepreneurs at the grassroots level would help us build financial inclusion and give equal opportunities to the youth of India. We are also building capacity planning to include more female riders into the system to deliver milk & other products at doorsteps with OMFED.” says Ananda Kumar Mishra, Founder & CEO, Grozip.

The applications are open for six problem statements that are affecting the dairy and
animal husbandry sector, this includes:
• Single use plastic alternatives: using environment-friendly alternatives for
replacing single-use polythene in dairy sector

• Eliminating milk adulteration: tackling milk adulteration

Breed improvement and animal nutrition: use of innovative technologies for quick genetic gain among indian breeds of cattle and buffalos. new varieties of green fodder and enriched animal feed

• Value added products: introduce value added dairy products viz. cheese, smoothies, flavored milk, custard, yoghurt and other ethnic indian products using innovative techniques for smaller domestic as well as export markets

• Ecommerce solutions: encouraging innovations to provide modern digital infrastructure and advisory services across the country

• Product traceability: using technologies to track the journey of dairy products
from farm to fork

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