Agriculture accounts for about 18 per cent of GDP of India and about two-thirds of the population is dependent on the sector. The importance of developing this sector is reinforced by the unique role of Indian agriculture in the macroeconomic framework and its role in poverty alleviation.
Taking a cue from this information and after observing the current scenario, CropIn Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd, one of the most innovative “agro” start-ups has developed and put on offer a low cost pay-as-you-use product on an IT platform on Cloud integrated with Android based smart mobile app. This would enable them to bring affordable state of the art technology in agriculture, remotely monitor farms, make every farmer adopt the best global agricultural practices and make every crop traceable so that harvested crops meet global quality standards. Their research has revealed the presence of a large number of farmers, with under half-acre land, who require basic level of assistance in farm management. CropIn has also associated itself with Global G.A.P, a Global partnership for Good Agricultural Practice, in order to provide the best practices to farmers via a Global GAP certification.
Krishna Kumar, the founder CEO, an engineer by profession worked for 4.5 years with General Electric. With a passion to introduce technology innovation to agriculture sector, Krishna left his lucrative job at GE, and begin CropIn Technology(erstwhile CropEx ) in August 2010. With Kunal Prasad, an MBA and an engineer with 4 years experience at TATA Motors, joining him soon, his efforts got a huge boost. Currently, they have Vasudev Avadhani, Consultant Clean-Tech at IIM-B, as their Mentor. He is assisting them in charting a road-map for CropIn as they aspire to achieve new levels.
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