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This entrepreneur uses tech to help farmers improve cultivation methods

His first product was an AI-enabled I-card that mapped crops, soil and pesticides relevant to the farmer, and helped him buy inputs compatible with his needs

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artificial intelligence | Farming | agriculture in India

Samreen Ahmad  |  Bengaluru 

Recently in one of the episodes of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of Madhya Pradesh-based start-up Farmkart to digitally connect farmers and deliver farming items to their doorstep. Atul Patidar, the founder of this start-up, remembers his childhood days in a small village called Piplaj in MP which had just 50 houses.

Simply attaining education up to high school level used to be regarded as a major achievement for the village children. The first to attend English-medium school from his family, Patidar was the son of a farmer and had much ...

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First Published: Tue, November 03 2020. 22:18 IST
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