TAD NewsDesk, Pune: Farmers have been at a troubled situation due to heavy rainfall and fluctuating temperatures in the recent times. This kind of weather disturbs the seasonal yield along with the income of the farmers.
To help farmers deal with these kind of extreme weather situations city-based Bioprime Agrisolutions has developed environment-friendly bio-molecules capable of making the crops more climate resilient.
Renuka Karandikar, CEO of Bioprime Agrisolutions Pvt Ltd said,
“A sudden change in weather or significant fluctuation in the day-night temperatures can interfere with the growth of plants. In such weather conditions, it is observed that the plant growth declines at least by 40 per cent. This, despite best efforts by the farmer to add manure or spray fertilizers. They add to the farmer’s expenses but do not give desired yield.”
The natural biomolecules, available in liquid form, is administered to plants and is a targeted intervention during the plant’s growth, aimed to prevent any kind of crop loss.
The company was given Rs 1 crore under the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) LEAP funds. For the climate resilient agriculture category, the company has bagged a grant from the Atal New India Challenge under Atal Innovation Mission.
Mr Karandikar said,
“Farmers, especially those who cultivate export-quality fruits like grapes and pomegranate, have reported good yield without much residual matter, which is important to meet export standards. With the use of these specialised bio-molecules, the crop growth could be enhanced to 70 per cent, even in adverse weather conditions.”
The start up has been operating in these particular places:
Have also expanded the production the following states:
- Uttar Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu
Source: The Indian Express