Hydroponics farming is a modern farming method in which plants are cultivated without using soil as a growing medium. Instead of using soil, plants are grown in a water-based solution that contains all the essential nutrients they need to grow. The roots are submerged in this nutrient solution, allowing the plants to absorb nutrients.
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In hydroponics, nutrient-rich water is delivered in simpler form, allowing the plants to absorb nutrients with ease. Additionally, the temperature, pH level, and lighting are regulated, optimizing the farm environment to maintain ideal growing conditions for plants.
This precise control and direct access to nutrients help plants grow faster and more efficiently in hydroponics. To understand the science behind hydroponics, watch this video now!
Here’s how hydroponics has evolved over the centuries.
Hydroponic farming differs from traditional farming in several ways such as:
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Hydroponics offers several advantages, including:
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The disadvantages of hydroponics include:
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Hydroponic farming offers a variety of vegetables, including leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach, and kale, as well as herbs such as basil, mint, and parsley.
Other popular types of vegetables include tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and strawberries.
There are several misconceptions about hydroponics farming. Today, we’ll bust these misconceptions:
The basic requirements for building a hydroponic system at home include:
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Eeki, founded in 2018, is an agritech startup located in Kota, Rajasthan. The company specializes in developing innovative farming and automation technologies, establishing large-scale polyhouse farms, and providing highly-nutritious vegetables to customers nationwide.
The name “Eeki” holds a fascinating story behind its origin. It is based on the Japanese concept of “Ikigai,” which translates to “reason to live.” It serves as a powerful reminder of our purpose and unwavering commitment to pioneering innovative technologies in the field of farming.
Check out this video in which our co-founder Mr. Abhay Singh shares the incredible journey of Eeki!
Eeki is headquartered in Kota, Rajasthan and has multiple farms across the country.
Eeki sprouted into existence On December 17, 2018, with a strong determination to grow affordable pesticide-free vegetables for all.
Eeki’s workflow involves farm partnerships, farm setup, IoT installation, farm operations, and efficient post-harvest sorting and packaging. These are carried out in the following way:
By following this streamlined process, Eeki is able to grow high-quality and nutritious vegetables.
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At Eeki, our core values are rooted in creating social impact, encouraging innovation, embracing patience, and taking ownership of the work. Guided by these principles, we sincerely work towards developing a sustainable future.
Eeki’s vision is simple yet powerful: a malnutrition-free world in which healthy & nutritious vegetables are affordable and accessible to everyone. And to fulfil our vision, we’re on a mission to innovate sustainable farming technology that allows low-cost production of high-quality vegetables.
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Eeki is recognized as a “Top Innovator” by Economic Times and appears among the Top 100 Most Promising Climate-Tech Startups in South Asia by HolonIQ. We are also recognized by esteemed publications such as Forbes, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, and other leading media publications.
Our achievements extend beyond media coverage with our operational farms in Nanta, Kota (1 Acre), Talera, Bundi (½ acre), Bhilwara, Rajasthan (½ acre), and Panipat, Haryana (5 Acres). But that’s not all! Eeki’s upcoming projects include farms in Jaipur, Rajasthan (2 Acres), Keshoraipatan, Rajasthan (15 Acres), and Lakheri, Rajasthan (20 Acres).
Abhay Singh and Amit Kumar, the founders of Eeki, come from diverse backgrounds and share a passion for technology and sustainable farming. Abhay, the CEO, hails from Uttar Pradesh, while Amit, the COO, comes from a farming family in Rajasthan.
They became friends during their time at IIT-Bombay, where they pursued a 5-year program in Material Science. Here, they actively participated in robotics and automation competitions, achieving numerous national and international awards.
After completing their education, they entered the startup world. Abhay focused on product design, IoT, and automation, while Amit specialized in mechanical engineering and business development.
They both excelled in their careers but wanted to do much better in their lives and offer value to the world. Their unwavering passion for developing long-lasting technology to solve real-world problems first sparked the idea of Eeki.
Through extensive research and a deep sense of purpose, Abhay and Amit recognized the global challenges of food scarcity and climate change. With determination and conviction, they took the bold decision of leaving their lucrative jobs, and dedicate themselves to addressing these pressing issues. This pivotal decision led to the birth of Eeki in 2018.
With their diverse backgrounds and versatile skill sets, Abhay and Amit confidently lead Eeki, driving the company’s growth and success.
As CEO, Abhay focuses on fundraising, financial management, team building, business development, sales, and marketing. He actively seeks partnerships, secures clients, and explores new market opportunities for Eeki. Amit, as COO, collaborates with experts in plant science, polymer research, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering to ensure efficient farm setup. He also plays a vital role in business development.
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Eeki utilizes sustainable farming technology to enable low-cost, year-round production of high-quality vegetables. Our farming technology features patented growing chambers designed to create an ideal environment for plant roots. These chambers timely circulate nutrient-rich water, resulting in accelerated plant growth, increased yields, and optimal pH & conductivity levels.
Complementing the growing chambers, our IoT (Internet of Things) system automates essential farm operations like irrigation, climate control, and data analysis. The IoT control mechanism includes sensor, master, and controller.
For a visual demonstration of how growing chambers and IoT technologies unite to grow high-quality vegetables, watch this video!
Eeki’s farming technology offers several benefits compared to traditional farming methods:
Eeki’s proprietary farming technology, which includes patented growing chambers and an IoT (Internet of Things) system, is presently compatible for farm usage only. However, we’re actively working to bring our farming technology to urban areas, enabling people to grow vegetables at home.
A growing chamber is a controlled space where plants are grown under specific conditions without using any growing media (soil or coco-peat).
It operates by regulating key environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, pH, and electrical conductivity to provide ideal growing conditions to the plants. The growing chamber’s insulation properties maintain these conditions consistently.
In the growing chamber, plants’ roots are suspended in the nutrient-rich, RO-purified water. Through this process, plants receive the exact nutrients they need for optimal growth.
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The use of growing chambers offers several advantages:
Eeki uses automation in farming with an IoT control system. It is used to automate important farm tasks like irrigation, climate control, and data management. Our IoT mechanism incorporates cost-effective devices developed by us to carry out various tasks, including:
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Eeki currently uses 2nd Generation Growing Chambers that lower the root zone temperature by 10-12 °C. Apart from temperature, the chamber’s insulation properties can regulate other important factors such as humidity, pH, and electrical conductivity to provide ideal growing conditions to the plants.
Our future plans include developing 3rd Generation Growing Chambers with evaporative cooling, improving plant growth, nutrient absorption, and growing conditions.
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At Eeki’s farm, the automation system gathers data of the farm and plants, which is then examined to identify patterns in plant growth. If any deviations in these patterns are detected, the team investigates the issue and works on finding solutions.
Before selecting an optimal farm location, we assess the following factors:
At Eeki, the farming infrastructure is built through this systematic process:
We also conduct regular inspections and repairs to ensure long-term functionality of farming infrastructure.
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It takes approximately 3-4 months to construct a 1-acre farm at Eeki. However, please note that the time frame for farm setup may vary due to factors like raw material availability or unforeseen calamities such as floods or disease outbreaks like COVID-19.
Certainly! Eeki offers comprehensive training and support to ensure the safety of employees.
If you’re interested in joining our team, please check the current job openings on the career page.
Eeki’s advanced farming technology enables crop cultivation on barren land, eliminating the need for specific land requirements. However, we still take certain factors into account when choosing suitable farming land.
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The quality of Eeki’s farms relies on the quality of raw materials used. Thus, we ensure the farms’ quality by using high-quality raw materials while also considering cost-effectiveness.
Eeki prioritizes farm security and takes necessary precautions. Security cameras are deployed to monitor activities, and a fence is installed around the farm during construction to prevent physical damage.
Additionally, a dedicated team of security guards is present to prevent any compromise in the physical security of the farm.
Eeki’s farm partnership model is an approach that allows individuals to collaborate with Eeki by contributing land and capital or solely investing capital.
Under this model, Eeki takes responsibility for establishing the farm and overseeing the farm operations, including cultivation, maintenance, and repairs. In return for their investment, farm partners receive fixed returns as per the agreed terms. This mutually beneficial partnership lasts for a duration of 15 years.
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Through Eeki’s farm partner scheme, non-farmers have the chance to generate agricultural income. They can do this by either investing both land and capital or solely investing capital in our farm projects.
As our partner, you don’t need to worry about the farm setup and farm operations, including cultivation, maintenance, and repairs. We will take care of all of that. In exchange for your investment, you will gain fixed returns. The returns earned are classified as agricultural income and are tax-free.
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Becoming an Eeki farm partner can bring a multitude of exciting monetary benefits for you. As our farm partner, you will enjoy these benefits:
Eeki ensures farm partners receive timely updates regarding crop production cycles and returns. Farm partners have the freedom to visit the farms at their convenience, enabling them to witness the growth of the crops.
The basic requirements for setting up a farm with Eeki include:
By setting up a farm with Eeki, you’ll create a long-term asset for yourself. Leave all the farm setup and maintenance responsibilities to us, so you can enjoy hassle-free returns on investment.
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For any inquiries regarding farm partnerships, you can email Pankaj Kaul at email@example.com. He will assist you with any questions or concerns.
At Eeki, we cultivate a wide range of popular and nutritious vegetables. Our most-popular grown vegetables include cucumbers and 5 delightful tomato varieties, which are desi tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, hybrid tomatoes, candy tomatoes, and red candy tomatoes.
Additionally, we’re working on creating innovative nutrition recipes to grow staple vegetables like bottle gourd, chillies, etc.
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Eeki ensures excellent quality of vegetables by using hydroponic farming techniques and our advanced growing chamber technology. It regulates multiple environmental factors like temperature, humidity, pH, and electrical conductivity to provide ideal growing conditions to the plants.
In addition to growing chambers, our IoT system creates optimal growth conditions for plants using sensors, a master, and a controller, resulting in high-quality produce.
Compared to soil-grown vegetables, Eeki’s vegetables have a distinct taste and texture. Our unique nutrition recipe, combined with RO purified water, elevates the vegetable’s taste, texture, and overall quality.
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Yes, our vegetables are pesticide-free because Eeki values consumer health. We don’t adopt organic methods to grow vegetables. But, we can say that our farming approach is quite sustainable. We combine the hydroponic farming method with our patented growing chambers and patent-pending IoT system to grow vegetables.
Both of our technologies combine in perfect manner to create an optimal environment for the plant’s growth and ensure the production of high-quality and pesticide-free vegetables. And we use only clean energy, generated from solar panels, to power our farms.
Eeki’s vegetables are available year-round, providing you with fresh and nutritious produce no matter the season. With our advanced IoT control mechanism, we maintain optimal farming conditions, ensuring a consistent supply of high-quality vegetables throughout the year.
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No, Eeki’s vegetables are not expensive. We sell our vegetables at affordable market prices.
After harvesting, the vegetables make their way to Eeki’s warehouse. There, they go through a rigorous process of weighing, sorting, and grading based on their shape, size, color, and ripeness. Once ready, these fresh and carefully selected vegetables are transported to their destinations by bus or train for sale.
Eeki ensures vegetable quality and safety through rigorous checks during the sorting and grading process. Through rigorous inspection, spoiled vegetables are identified and removed, guaranteeing that only the highest quality produce reaches the marketplace.
Eeki sells vegetables through a B2B model to wholesale distributors, including Country Delight and local vendors. If you wish to become Eeki’s distributor, please click here.
Yes! Eeki also delivers vegetables outside Kota, Rajasthan.
No, Eeki does not sell vegetables on e-commerce sites. We sell our vegetables to wholesale distributors. If you’re interested in becoming our distributor, contact us here.
Eeki deals with both organized buyers, such as corporates, and unorganized buyers, like mandis, for the sale of their farm produce. We have signed agreements with our corporate distributors, outlining the terms and conditions, to ensure smooth business.
Eeki stores vegetables in its facility as well as partners with cold-storage owners.
To become a distributor of Eeki’s products, you can reach out to Shubham Katara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eeki has a dedicated team of 200+ professionals from various fields, including agriculture research, IoT and automation, marketing, and finance who work together tirelessly to make Eeki a global leader in the industry.
At Eeki, we value our employees’ well-being by creating a comfortable and safe working environment. Our company premises are like a second home to them, thus we maintain a hygienic workplace. Additionally, we organize team-building activities, such as team lunches and fun events, to promote a positive and engaging work culture.
Eeki has multiple job openings in different departments. To discover job opportunities, please visit the career page.
Eeki’s hiring process consists of the following stages:
Eeki prioritizes specific qualities for each role, but these qualities must be present in potential job candidates:
Eeki offers the following benefits and perks to employees:
Eeki provides adequate training sessions for new employees in the beginning to familiarize them with the company’s work process and ensure they can perform their jobs safely and competently. The training content will vary based on your responsibilities, with some parts applicable to all employees. Eeki also prioritizes safety training for employees.
Additionally, we may offer periodic training and educational programs, some of which are voluntary while others are mandatory.
We believe in a collaborative training approach and encourage employees to actively participate and share any areas where they feel they need additional support or development.
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This is how water usage is minimized in Eeki’s growing chambers:
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At Eeki, we prioritize water conservation by implementing these efficient practices:
Eeki’s work positively impacts local communities in the following ways:
Eeki’s technology contributes to sustainable development and environmental protection in these 2 ways: