Samhitha Crop Care Clinics, an agritech start-up offering precision farming advisory, has announced it has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by TechStar Group, and participated by Quadrant Resource and angel investors, reports Krishi Jagran.
Founded in 2020 by Jagan Chitiprolu, Kalyan Enjamoori, and Dr. Shyamsundar Reddy, Samhitha has pioneered a Digital Tree Health Audit System (DTHAS), a unique method of recording, analyzing, and interpreting the health of individual trees in a farm through data, telemetry devices, and Citron app. The DTHAS method helps generate virtual maps delivering a detailed picture of the health status of the orchard, both historically and in real-time.
According to Dr. G. Syamsundar Reddy, CEO, Samhitha, and former Senior Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) “With DTHAS and individual tree monitoring, treatment can be limited to affected trees instead of treating the entire orchard. Healthy trees can be given special care to improve productivity, while historical data is maintained for individual trees to assess their performance.”
Jagan Chitiprolu, Founder, Samhitha, and Harvard Business School alumnus stated, “In India, agriculture contributes to over 18% GDP. But over 80% of farmers are small or marginalized. They have limited access to high-end technology, crop experts, and markets. We conceptualized Samhitha with a singular goal – empower agriculture experts with data & insights, who in turn enable farmers to maximize their productivity.”