Administrator | September 26, 2016

KamalKisan

Kamal Kisan

Affordable agricultural implements for small farmers

www.kamalkisan.com

Incubated Since 2014 Headquarters Bangalore, Karnataka Sector Agriculture Sub-sector Farm equipment
Portfolio Manager Anika Pandey

“Over 83% of farmers in India are small and marginal farmers, who do not have access to effective mechanisation. Kamal Kisan aims to build effective solutions that look beyond the tractorisation of India.”
-Devi Murthy, founder, Kamal Kisan

The Entrepreneur

Devi Murthy graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and then went on to do her Masters in entrepreneurship at IIM Bangalore. She has over 6 years of experience in Product Development & Business Development at Kamal Bells, a sheet metal fabrications and components manufacturing company.

The Challenge

There is an increasing labour shortage in rural India due to urban migration, driving up labour prices and reducing the viability of small and marginal farmers. Mechanization can reduce these farmers’ dependence on labour, but is typically unaffordable for most small farmers in India.

The Solution

Kamal Kisan has developed a range of low cost agricultural implements specifically for small and marginal farmers. The products developed use a base platform which can be modified per the task. The innovations bring productivity advantages of mechanization to small and marginal farmers who were previously unable to afford it. The platform route reduces the need to buy dedicated equipment for each farm task.

The Impact

There is an increasing labor shortage in rural India due to urban migration, driving up labor prices and reducing the viability of small and marginal farmers. Mechanization reduces these farmers’ dependence on labor but is typically unaffordable for most small farmers in India. Kamal Kisan’s mini rice mill, sugar cane planter, rice transplanter and mulch sheet layer make mechanization affordable, improve farm outcomes and help small farmers get profitable.
Percentage farmer customers with < 2 hectares of land – 50%.

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