Precision farming services for sugar companies
Enterpreneur Suraj Dixit Sector Agriculture (Precision Farming) Geography Bengaluru
NubeSol Technologies Pvt. Ltd. provides precision farming services to sugar companies by providing ‘on-the-ground’ intelligence about acreage, geographic availability and quality of the crop (sugarcane) by using Remote Sensing Technology and Geographic Information System. RST (remote sensing technology) and GIS (geographical information management system) based intelligence is used in many industries like Agriculture, Land Information Management (Land Reform, Infrastructure), Risk and Insurance (Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction Modelling), Utility and Engineering (Electric, Gas, Water, Telecom) etc. There are many companies providing consulting service using this technology, but NubeSol is one of the few companies that work in agriculture exclusively. The Company purchases satellite images taken from Remote Sensing satellites. Based on the analysis using crop signature, they provide information on acreage of sugarcane followed by fortnightly report on disposal. The analysis based on the images is accurate up to 80%. The company has developed a device called KrishiSuchak that improves the accuracy from current levels to 90-95%. The device is a camera with the Infra-red filter removed.
Apart from the improvement of accuracy, the device also captures the light absorbance of the crop, analyzing and determining the stress levels of a crop in real time over the cloud. The device is being developed in two variants – a) Drone-mount, and b) Handheld. The drone-mount version is ready for commercialization while the handheld version is still being tested.