Founded in 2015, Distinct Horizon is an agritech startup.

Basic Information

Distinct Horizon aims to empower the farmers through new technological advancements along with sustainable rural development. Distinct Horizon’s patented DH Vriddhi is a tool that helps farmers place fertilisers deep into the soil, using the Urea Deep Placement (UDP) technique, reducing excess use of fertilisers and increasing crop productivity. DH Vriddhi is designed in a way that it can be integrated with tractors and power-tillers. The design also allows the machine to place fertiliser pellets at a depth of three inches below the soil and cover an acre in 30-45 minutes and is 60 times more efficient than conventional methods. With the help of deep placement of fertiliser, oxidation of nitrogen is avoided, which in turn reduces nitrous oxide, a major greenhouse gas that causes 298 times more global warming than CO2, from the fields. By deep placing of the fertiliser, the machine also stops run-off of the fertiliser with water, thus avoiding water pollution, as fertiliser run-off water is a major cause of water body pollution or ‘eutrophication’. The startup received the USISTEF Grant (a joint grant by US and Indian governments for high impact technology development) for development of the technology. It has also received funding from Tata Chemicals and CIIE. See more

Legal Name

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Distinct Horizon Pvt Ltd

Headquarters

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Founding Date

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2015

No. of Employees

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21 to 40

Core Team

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1.

Ayush Nigam

Co-founder & CEO

2.

Ajit Nigam

Co-Founder

3.

Santosh Kumar

Co-Founder & Head of Operation

Funding

Investors

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1.

Sangam Ventures

2.

Startup Nexus