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Krishipreneur Banikanta Dalai: A Success Story Empowered by Agri Infra Fund

Agri Infra Fund is empowering farmers to build post-harvest infrastructure by assisting them.

Shivangi Rai
Krishipreneur Banikanta Dalai, the Director of Homefills Divya Multigrains Pvt Ltd.
Krishipreneur Banikanta Dalai, the Director of Homefills Divya Multigrains Pvt Ltd.

Krishipreneur Banikanta Dalai, the Director of Homefills Divya Multigrains Pvt Ltd in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, is a shining example of the success that can be achieved with the support of Agri Infra Fund (AIF) in the Indian agriculture sector.

In 2011, Banikanta Dalai founded Homefills, a company specializing in the manufacturing of spices under the brand name Homefills. Prior to this venture, Dalai had 25 years of experience in the FMCG industry, trading various consumer goods in the Odisha market. Recognizing the increasing demand for spices, Dalai and his team decided to establish their own manufacturing unit in Bhubaneswar, aiming to meet market needs while creating employment opportunities in the state.

At the outset, Homefills started with limited capital and a team of only four individuals. However, through dedication and hard work, the company expanded significantly over time. Today, Homefills boasts a workforce of approximately 150 employees, all working towards the company's growth and success.

The support provided by the agriculture department, including skills training and incentives, has been a major motivating factor for Homefills. In the past, the agriculture sector had limited incentives, but with the introduction of government initiatives, the landscape has transformed. Homefills has been able to capitalize on these opportunities, driving its growth and contributing to the overall development of the agricultural sector.

Banikanta Dalai takes great pride in being a Krishipreneur, a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and the positive impact he has made in the agriculture sector. Through the assistance of AIF and their commitment to strengthening farmers' confidence by enabling the development of post-harvest infrastructure, companies like Homefills are not only thriving but also playing a vital role in the progress of Indian agriculture.

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