The number of inquiries that Pune-based startup Krishigati receives every week has convinced the couple who founded it, Sonali and Tukaram Sonawane, that the country has a high demand for their product.
Krishigati has rolled out a machine called the Electric Bull that does what the bull has been doing for farmers — till the soil — but also what it could not, which is precision sowing, seeding, earthing up multiple lanes at a time, and spraying to raise farm productivity.
The innovation has won the company several honors, including a runner-up prize in the Pune Chapter of the TiE Women’s Global Contest. Earlier this month, they emerged winners in the rural category at the National Conference on Social Innovation organized by Pune International Centre. In October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Krishigati’s stall at the Agri Startup Conclave and Kisan Sammelan in Delhi.