In India, some 4 to 5 million tons of onions go to waste every year. The reason for this wastage is the lack of storage facilities. Currently, India is dealing with a shortage of about 500,000 tons of onions. Due to this shortage, the onion prices go up every year.
Onions are stored in warehouses and supplied in order to maintain a consistent supply during these three months of scarcity. Traditionally, they are stored in large amounts in oxygenated warehouses, where losses are in a significant range of up to 20-40% due to poor pre-harvest and post-harvest conventions.
To address this problem, many agritech companies are coming forward with their innovative storage startup ideas. One such agritech startup company is Godaam Innovations Private Limited. They are working towards the goal of reducing onion crop wastage by 100%. As of now, they have come up with a solution of reducing onion crop wastage by 20-25%.
The team of Godaam Innovations connects with farmers with warehouses and installs their devices in those warehouses. Before installation, they also retrofit the warehouses and improve ventilation in them. The device is IoT-based and has sensors. IoT-based devices can connect wirelessly and they can also transmit data. These can also be monitored and controlled easily. After the installation of these devices, the Godaam team monitors the warehouses.