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There are 3 main problems that we are trying to resolve in India's agriculture industry: 1) Lack of Irrigation - In India, only 48% of the country’s “net sown area” is irrigated, leading to very low yield. Lack of a steady and uninterrupted grid electricity supply is one of the main reasons behind this low irrigation. 2) Food Loss - 40% of food is wasted between the field and the end customer due to an infrastructural gap in the cold chain. This leads to at least US$26 billion in losses annually. 3) Low Farmer Income - Losses due to lack of cold chain infrastructure and farmer's inability to connect to farther markets lead to low farmer income.
From the 3 main problems identified above, Ecozen has developed our own patented technological innovations to tackle these issues: 1) Ecotron - Solar Water Pump The Ecotron is a solar-powered water pump system that offers efficient irrigation pumping & control with solar photovoltaic integration, connected through IoT to enable optimum water output, predictive maintenance, reduced downtime and improved water conservation. This reduces the problem of poor irrigation. 2) Ecofrost – Solar Cold Room The Ecofrost is a Solar Cold Room that offers portable solar powered on-farm cold rooms for pre-cooling & staging of perishables with IoT based cooling solutions to enable better post-harvest management. The advantages of the Ecofrost include:
Over a period of 10 years, we have installed over 35,000 solar-powered irrigation systems across India and more than 200 solar powered cold rooms.
This has lead to CO2 abatement of 590,000 Tons