IIT Kanpur is proud to announce that one of its latest licensed technology, Bhu- Parikshak, is launched
as a product in the market, the technology has been launched as product within a short span of time.
The developed technology that has been licensed to an agritech company, AgroNxt Services with aim
to bring revolutionary change in the Indian Agriculture ecosystem has been introduced with a product
launch event on 26
thMay, 2022 at Auditorium of IIT Kanpur’s Start-up Innovation and Incubation
Centre (SIIC) in Noida.
AgroNxt, an incubate at SIIC, IIT Kanpur, has been engaged in providing a platform for catering the
products and services to the Indian farmers, and this would be a major landmark to integrate real time
soil detection feature through Bluetooth enabled device on mobile app.
The Product launch ceremony commenced with the product showcasing of the first device of BhuParikshak which followed by an open round of discussion with the panelists, moderated by Mr.
Hemendra Mathur, Chairman – FICCI Taskforces on Agri Start- Ups. The panelists comprised of Prof
Jayant Singh, Bhu-Parikshak Inventor & Supervisor, IIT Kanpur; Dr. Javed Rizvi, Director, CIFOR-ICRAF
Asia Continental Program and Mr. Jitendra Saklani, Head Marketing Strategy & Innovation, Chambal
Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited, wherein they opined on the milestones and potential of different
tech driven products to address the shortcomings in Indian agriculture ecosystem.
The event’s chief guest Prof. Ankush Sharma, Co-PIC, SIIC IIT Kanpur has termed the soil testing device
as game changer in the market, as the existing solutions for soil testing are manual and time
consuming, whereas the current product provides real time information about the soil health in 90
seconds, the event was also joined by Dr. Nikhil Agarwal, CEO-FIRST, Mr. Piyush Mishra, COO-FIRST
and Mr. Ravi Pandey, REO, IPR Cell at IIT Kanpur.
Live demonstration of the soil testing device was done during the event, by instantly detecting six
important soil parameters namely – Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Organic Carbon, Clay contents
and cation ion exchange capacity, with the use of only 5 grams of dry soil sample and generating soil
health report, which can be easily accessed on Bhu Parikshak mobile application with unique ID.
To enhance availability of Bhu-Parikshak to wider markets, AgroNxt signed MOU with Nova Agritech
Limited and Nutrikosh India Private Limited. Mr. Rajat Vardhan, Director & Founder of AgroNxt, added
that he is eagerly looking forward for expansion of its reach across the country
Bhu-Parikshak i.e. the Soil Testing Device licensed by IIT Kanpur to Agronxt Services has been launched
as a product through an event on 26th May at Outreach Centre of IIT Kanpur in Noida.
The event was inaugurated with the product showcasing of Bhu- Parikshak and was joined by Prof.
Jayant Singh (Inventor), Prof. Ankush Sharma (Co-PIC, SIIC), Dr. Nikhil Agarwal (CEO, FIRST) and Mr.
Ravi Pandey (REO, IPR Cell, IIT Kanpur)
To enhance the availability of Bhu-Parikshak to wider markets, Agronxt Services Pvt. Ltd. signed MOU’s
with Nova Agritech Limited and Nutrikosh India Private Limited.
The event was Joined by Industry partners i.e. Mr. Hemendra Mathur, Chairman – FICCI Taskforces on
Agri Start-Ups; Dr. Javed Rizvi, Dir., CIFOR-ICRAF Asia Continental Program & Mr. Jitendra Saklani,
Head Mktg. Strategy & Innovation, Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. as panelists to opine on Indian