Bihar’s ‘Saptkrishi’ start-up is helping farmers to store their produce longer, keeping it fresh. A unique storage device developed by them -called ‘Sabzikhothi’- is housed in a tent-like structure and requires 10 watts of electricity and one litre of water a day. This self-assembled storage device is very transportable. Compared to conventional refrigeration that can store up to 30 to 40 kgs of fresh produce, the ‘Sabzikhothi’ offers 10 times the capacity.
Also, ‘Saptkrishi’ is creating and empowering a chain of farmgate micro entrepreneurs in cities such as Bhagalpur, Patna and Kanpur who can purchase produce from farmers digitally through the start-up’s app at a fair price and sell directly to consumers.