Arya provides post-harvest services across the agricultural value chain, including warehousing, warehouse receipt financing, rural storage discovery, collateral management and market linkages.
Arya’s clients include farmers, farmer producer organisations (FPOs), financial institutions, SME agri processors, commodity traders and corporate agribusinesses. Arya also offers warehouse receipt financing via Aryadhan, its wholly owned NBFC subsidiary. Aryadhan provides credit to farmers, FPOs and SME aggregators (processors/traders) who have stored agri commodities in the Arya warehouse network.
Arya is unique in its ability to provide bundled warehousing and warehouse receipt financing solutions for smallholder farmers and FPOs in rural India. Based out of Delhi, the company currently manages over 2.5 million MT of agri commodities in its 1400 warehouses, with around 75% of its warehousing capacity located in primary and secondary (village and small mandi level) markets. Arya is also launching a rural storage discovery platform aiming to build a pan-India agri warehousing marketplace.
Until 2013, Arya was part of the JM Baxi Group. That year, Prasanna Rao and Anand Chandra acquired a controlling stake in the company. Prasanna had previously been the Head of Agri Commodity Finance at ICICI Bank, while Anand was previously ICICI Bank’s National Product Head for Agri Commodity Finance. More recently, they were joined by Chattanathan D, the former Group Product Head of the Rural and Inclusive Banking Group at ICICI Bank.