Agsmartic Technologies was selected as one of the top three agri-tech company in the Himalayan Innovation Challenge 2019 where out of 120 applications, only 30 start-ups were selected for pitching session. Himalayan innovation challenge (HIC) is an initiative of IIT Mandi Catalyst to motivate a series of innovative technology-based solutions designed specifically to solve social and economic problems in the Himalayan regions of the world. Among the 30 selected start-ups, Agsmartic was also selected in the top 15 start-ups qualified for an Exploration Programme with IIT Mandi.
Agsmartic is selected under ARISE 2019 Incubation Programme at Indian Agricultural Research Institution (IARI), New Delhi. Out of 400+ applications, IARI selected 24 startups with focus in Precision Agriculture, Fisheries, Food Processing, etc.
IARI is India's premier national Institute for research, education and extension in the field of agricultural.
This is an exclusively designed incubation program precisely for early-stage agri-startups to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of agribusiness and allied sectors. The Incubation program has two-phase:
Phase 1: Idea to Product Prototype (Early-stage product development)
Phase 2: Product Prototype to its Commercial Launch & Funding Support
Agsmartic, in collaboration with Impagro Farming Solutions, has started a pilot in Khamariya Nimawar, Sultanpur, at Madhya Pradesh. The pilot was started in April 2019 and is being conducted for a period of 12 months.
During this period, Agsmartic will implement the Autonomous Irrigation System and Health Analyzer to understand the efficacy of the overall Croplytics® ecosystem. The pilot covers an area of 5 acres, and 7 crops which includes Tomatoes, Chilies, Musk Melon, Bottle Gourd, Watermelon, Sponge Gourd and Egg Plant.
Multiple Croplytics® Sensors and Valves are installed in the field. Sensors capture soil moisture and temperature of the soil while the Smart Valves control the drip irrigation that was previously installed on the field.
The Croplytics® App allows the farmer to monitor the soil status and environmental condition and helps in controlling the irrigation.
Following KPIs are monitored:
- Hours of Irrigation
- Average Soil Moisture/day
- Crop Stress
- Water Stress
- Water and Energy Saving
- Yield improvement