Ashish Babbar

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This Kerala student startup has found a way to make livestock feed rich in nutrients

The ability of Azolla to grow at lightning speed across the water and provide wholesome nutrients inspired Nikhil to use it as a form of livestock …

An Indian startup wants to produce water from thin air using solar energy

Uravu is on a mission to generate water out of thin air.<p>If things go according to the Hyderabad-based startup’s plan, its technology to convert atmospheric moisture into usable—even potable—water will be available for household use in around two years from now.<p>The technology itself is not new. Even …

Solar Thermal

Building Resilient Soil Systems using Residue, No-till, and Cover Crops

<i>This is part of a series of articles on developing drought-ready and weather-ready farms. See more at cropwatch.unl.edu/tags/drought.</i><p>Crop residue …

‘Pesticide-free’ poly-houses are catching on

At a time when all things “organic” is the buzzword, poly-houses are becoming a cause for concern due to high pesticide residues in the produce …

Andhra Pradesh

No Chemicals, No Pollution: Here's How You Can Make Your Own All-Natural Soap

If you have seen the frothing lakes of Bellandur and Varthur in Bangalore, and the countless other polluted water bodies that dot the nation, you …

Washing Machines

This Man Quit His Cushy Corporate Job to Help Farmers Make Organic Pesticides!

When most people from villages were migrating to the cities looking for well-paying jobs, Rajesh Gaidhani left a dazzling annual package of Rs 19 …

Climate CoLab Winners’ Spotlight: David Gandhi

How can hill tribes in India transition to sustainable agriculture practices amidst climate crisis? Judges and popular choice winner of the Land Use: …

India's Farmers Could Be Making More Money Soon, With The Help Of Clever Agritech Startups

While technology and startups form a critical part of urban India’s narrative, agriculture remains a mainstay for India’s rural population that currently constitutes almost 70% of the nation’s 1.2 billion. While it is the primary source of livelihood for more than 58% of the population, the …

Startups

Hi-tech farming: Can Rajasthan make the desert bloom?

Neat furrows of cabbage, uniformly spaced cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and pomegranates, and exotic fruits, make the International Horticulture …

How Can I Offer Competitive Shipping Rates as a Small Shop?

<i>Welcome to Ask Shopify, a series where ecommerce experts tackle real questions from store owners who are trying to launch, build, and scale their</i> …

eCommerce

How Farmizen is helping people of Bengaluru reconnect with farming

City dwellers largely face two problems, if they don’t trust the produce available in the market and want to grow their own, observes Shameek: “There …

Farming

Farming without soil

<b>Mumbai:</b> Vijay Yelmalle had a steady career spanning 14 years in the chemical industry in Singapore. But there was something that kept tugging at him …

Want to Start a Side Hustle? 9 Great Podcasts to Help You Launch Your Own Business

Over 40 million Americans have a side hustle. Shouldn't you?<p>Looking for podcasts to help you finally start a business? Looking for a podcast that will help you finally start your own side hustle?<p>Look no farther.<p>The following list comes from Preston Lee, the founder of Millo.co, a resource hub …

Entrepreneurship

Soil-less farming technique turns Raj farmer's fortune around

By Abhishek Sonkar<p>Udaipur, Nov 5 (PTI) Four years back, Nand Lal Dangi was growing just 20 tonne of cucumber a year on his 2-acre land at Maharaj ki …

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the world …

Small Business

Open Source Plan for a Modular Urban Gardening Structure Offers a Flexible Design for Locally Grown Food

As a response to the fast-paced city life, GrowMore is an urban gardening modular design with endless configurations to suit even the most unexpected …

Gardening

This Man Has Grown 50 kgs of Rice on His Terrace With Little Water - Find out how!

Despite the limited space, more and more people living in urban areas continue to take to farming. Take Krishnappa Gowda Paddambail for instance.<p>An …

How One Bold Company Is Rethinking The Way We Grow Vegetables

<i>Uproxx knows that science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines are driving the future of this planet forward. Every day, we see new ideas, fresh innovations, and bold trailblazers in these fields. Follow us this month as we highlight how STEM is shaping the culture of NOW.</i><p>The way …

Your produce might soon grow in a warehouse down the block

Modern-Day Farmer<p>Plenty, Inc. is changing the way that we farm. Instead of modernizing agriculture by developing ways to keep fresh greens fresh …

Grow Light Options for Indoor and Vertical Farming

Vertical or indoor farming is increasingly heralded as the future of modern agriculture. While there is no established economics of vertical farming, …

Aquaponics

Using biochar on farms may cut health costs

Widespread use of biochar made from recycled waste in farming could both enhance crop growth and reduce health care costs by clearing the air of …

Do-It-Yourself Farmer Grows Strawberries In The Air

Hezam Kittani didn't want U.S. handouts to help him grow strawberries.<p>He wanted to be a do-it-yourself berry farmer — and to teach others to follow in his footsteps.<p>Strawberries were barely grown in the West Bank, where Kittani lives, before 2009. Today they're a 250-ton yearly crop. And that's …

Farming

This Lecturer Quit His Job to Become a 'Plant Doctor' & Help Farmers in Distress

Dr. K R Hullunache Gowda, who was given an honorary doctorate by Jeeva Theological Open University, Chennai, for his work in farming, belongs to …

Farming

This Duo Left Behind Lucrative Careers to Help You Know Your Farmers & See How Your Food Is Grown

<i>“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”</i> <i>– Arin Wigmore</i><p>How do you feel to have …

Why an IIM Graduate Left a Well-Paying Job to Start a Dairy Farm With Her Dad

This father-daughter duo left their well-paying jobs and became farmers. Today, they earn as much as they did in their corporate jobs.<p>“Health is like …

20 Free Tools Your Small Business Should Be Using Today

Software doesn't have to be expensive for small to midsize businesses. To help you celebrate National Small Business Week, here are 20 free tools to get your SMB up and running.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Although your small business needs a healthy amount of software to conduct …

Small Business

PayPal's Small-Business Lending Tops $3B As Company Launches New Tools For Small-Business Owners

PayPal’s small-business financing unit has been on a tear since launching in 2013: Today, the company is announcing that it has topped $3 billion in financing to more than 115,000 businesses worldwide. That represents an acceleration of its lending to small businesses, which passed the $1-billion …

Here are Six Sustainable Products for Starting Your Spring Seeds

You grow your vegetables and herbs sustainably, eschewing synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals, but what about when you’re starting your seeds? …

Gardening

This Low-Cost Greenhouse Is Designed To Help The Poorest Farmers

Greenhouse in a Box gives Indian farmers a cheap way to make sure their crops are safe from pests and heat.<p>For a small farmer in India, the last year might have gone something like this: She plants tomatoes, and the crop is destroyed by pests. Months of extreme heat mean that she can’t plant …

A Beginner's Guide to Natural Farming From an NRI Couple Who Returned to India to Follow Their Dream

“Because of the IT boom, a lot of people from farming communities have migrated to cities and to foreign countries. We are relying heavily on produce …