XGro is a young start up founded in 2017 with an aim to expand the scope of Precision Farming in India. With expertise in farming technologies like Aeroponics, hydroponics and vertical farming, Xgro provides modular systems with applications in commercial farming. Their first product, XGrass is a fodder cultivation system for animal husbandry with applications in Dairy farming. The future product pipelines include XGreen which is a modular leafy greens production unit for commercial farming.
Xgro is jointly incubated at SIIC, IIT-Kanpur and Venture Center, and they have received grants and support from the Department of Science and Technology and BIRAC for research purposes. Xgro is founded by Ms. Kavita Ray, who is a NIDHI EIR Fellow at Venture Center.
Ninsar Agritech aims to develop technologically advanced, sustainable and diverse solutions for farmers, thereby improving farm productivity. They are currently focused on providing an accurate and timely soil testing service to the farmers, based on which they make crop-specific fertilizer recommendations. They are also in the process of developing a handheld soil testing device, which will provide on-the-spot soil health data to the farmer. Ninsar Agritech Pvt. Ltd. has been co-founded by Dr. Vikram Shete, Dr. Rasika Shete and Dr. Gayatri Gurjar. Vikram is a NIDHI EIR Fellow at Venture Center.
Sense it Out Intelligent Solutions is an Agri-Tech startup with a vision to make technology affordable for farmers and maximize the crop yield.
Sense it Out’s product SICCA (Sensor-based Intelligent Crop Centric Automation) maximizes yield by optimizing the use of water and fertilizers. It is a wireless sensor-based IoT product which automates the Irrigation (Phase-I) & Fertigation (Phase-II) system using agri-research know-how. The Machine Learning algorithms help make intelligent decision-making and thus making the solution crop and farm centric.
The startup is co-founded by an IIT Bombay alumnus, Jasveer Singh and a Nanotechnology expert Dr. Abhay Hake. The startup has been awarded DST’s Nidhi Prayas Grant. They were one of top-20 startups in the Intel & DST’s
Innovate for Digital India Challenge mentored by CIIE – IIM Ahmedabad & UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The startup is incubated by ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi & is also supported by
NASSCOM 10K startups.
More info can be found at www.senseitout.com and can be reached on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BioPrime AgriSolutions Pvt Ltd is using its pioneering, innovative research & products in the areas of agriculture, horticulture & floriculture. Specifically, they are working on developing technologically advanced, affordable, better products for soil, crop & water management to the farmers, regardless of their farmland size.
The company has been awarded the prestigious Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) from BIRAAC, DBT for developing new solutions in plant breeding. BioPrime’spatented“organo-nano-regulator technology” uses agriculture biologicals to activate/regulate/modulate certain novel targets in plant or pest physiology. Their products combine the precision and rapid action obtained by synthetic/chemical inputs with the goodness of organic products. Their products are aligned with their vision of 100% organic, zero pesticide and zero residue farming.
Swasti has patented, non toxic, biotechnology products, which empower farmers to mitigate risk caused by crop diseases. They have develop preventive “vaccines” for plants. Swasti’s three pronged program “BioAvert I” gives preventive solutions in the form of blocking pathogen entry, increasing beneficial microbes and stimulating plant defense mechanism. The “HiFarm” services provide advice based on – Hyper spectral imaging, Field analysis techniques, root zone analysis and microscopy.
Use of Swasti products delivers:
- 20 – 40% increase in the yield.
- 2X or more price.
- Reduction in costs (15 – 35%).
- 10 – 100 Times ROI.
Products have been commercialized on over 10,000 acres over 3 years.