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Solar Pumps: Transforming lives of Amroha’s farmers

Amroha is one of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and is further divided into 6 blocks. According to a 2011 census, ‘Amroha District’ has a population of 1,838,771, roughly equal to that of the nation of Kosovo or of the US state of Nebraska. Farmers dominate a large part of this number, in Amroha. … Continue reading Solar Pumps: Transforming lives of Amroha’s farmers

Partner Focus: Pramod Kumar, P.K. Enterprises

In our seventh year of business, we have reached a point where we can afford to look back and draw from specific experiences, rather than just go full steam ahead, as most early-stage start-ups do. During one such retrospection, we realized that the growth of Claro has been instrumental in the consequent growth of some … Continue reading Partner Focus: Pramod Kumar, P.K. Enterprises

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Solar Energy: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

For years there have been talks about the impact and benefits of solar energy but despite common knowledge, the world is yet to make solar its primary form of energy resource. The transition to solar energy from conventional energy has not been as rapid as it should have been. There are many reasons attributed to … Continue reading Solar Energy: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

4 Ways Water Can Change Lives

It is a known fact that water is one of the most important natural resources on earth. Dominantly responsible for life on earth, more than 99% of water present on our planet is unusable by humans and a lot of different living beings . Taking these facts into consideration, human beings need to realize that … Continue reading 4 Ways Water Can Change Lives

Solar Powered Fogger : Boon for Animal Husbandry

Source What is Animal Husbandry A majority of the Indian population is primarily dependent on the agriculture sector with around half of the population being involved in this. Apart from the mainstream cash-cropping exercise, a majority of this sector is involved with Animal Husbandry. In India, a large number of farmers are dependent on animals … Continue reading Solar Powered Fogger : Boon for Animal Husbandry

Claro’s Sun Shines in Japan

Claro Energy has come a long way since its inception. The company’s growth spurt has led to a fair few international mentions. An article recently posted by online Japanese magazine, ‘Project Design’, serves as proof. Project Design works as a high-level and practical media house that showcases project concepts of ideal businesses conceived by businessmen, … Continue reading Claro’s Sun Shines in Japan

Top 10 Apps Revolutionizing Indian Agriculture

Source Indian users comprise about 30% of the total volume of the global feature phone market, making it the second largest in the specified field. In 2015, India had 720 million mobile phone users, out of which 320 million were rural mobile phone users. This estimate also included 50 million Smartphone users with access to … Continue reading Top 10 Apps Revolutionizing Indian Agriculture

Solar Pumps : Pumping More than Just Water

India has about 26 million groundwater pumps, which incur a combined cost of $6 billion to the farmer, annually (source). Yet only 44% of the total cultivable area can be brought under irrigation.When talking about irrigation in India, the first few things that come to mind are big dams, dependency on monsoon, canals, use of expensive … Continue reading Solar Pumps : Pumping More than Just Water

Empowering Farmers in Rural Odisha

INTRODUCTION In the remote pockets of Ganjam district in Odisha, there exist villages where electricity supply and canal irrigation to the agricultural fields is unavailable. With the ground water level at a depth of 60 feet, coupled with the poor economic status of farmers in these areas, the very use of water pumps for irrigation … Continue reading Empowering Farmers in Rural Odisha

Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey I

This was supposed to be a one-off piece, when I was first invited to share my experiences as a startup entrepreneur — mostly lessons learnt along the journey. When I sat down to write, I was flooded with thoughts of so many experiences that taught me so much, way more than I had imagined. The … Continue reading Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey I

Solar Water Pumping in Sula Vineyards

INTRODUCTION Nashik Vinters Pvt Ltd popularly known as makers of Sula Wines, India’s leading wine producers cultivate their own vineyards in Nashik, Maharashtra. To maintain the high quality of wine, providing water at specified regular intervals is a must. The company thus lays great emphasis on providing proper irrigation. REQUIREMENT & APPROACH Erratic supply of … Continue reading Solar Water Pumping in Sula Vineyards

Claro Energy Chronicles

If I can take one thing away from my internship(s) at Claro Energy, it’s that Claro is an organisation which treats all its interns as full time employees and assigns them tasks and responsibilities that optimises their time, effort and skill. I entered as an undergraduate student looking for hands on, real world business experience … Continue reading Claro Energy Chronicles

Claro Energy Internship Experience

Internships are a gateway to a world full of possibility and opportunity. Being in my final year of engineering I was looking to intern in an organization where I could gain valuable work experience. I got a reference at Claro Energy and they were kind enough to let me intern for a month (Dec 2014). … Continue reading Claro Energy Internship Experience

Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey II

Sometime back I read a blog on Harvard Business Review. It talks of something called ‘Entrepreneurship porn’. In essence, the blog summed up the reality of the startup world, or rather how it is perceived by everyone. There is a distorted view of the life that a startup founder lives – often projected as rather … Continue reading Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey II

Making Affordable Year Round Irrigation a Reality

INTRODUCTION Agricultural growth and development of Bihar has remained constricted because of irrigation energy deficiency in the state. Ironically, although the region has a vast reserve of groundwater resources, the progress in the area of irrigation has remained stagnant. Electricity is both inadequate and irregular and its consumption for irrigation is very low. Cultivators in … Continue reading Making Affordable Year Round Irrigation a Reality

Claro Energy Internship, Summer 2015

Claro Energy presents an excellent learning opportunity to its interns. It provides an amenable platform to think, create and run your ideas, with timely guidance and honest reviews from mentors. The warm and friendly office environment, coupled with an open work culture strikes the perfect balance for an inviting work space that encourages freedom of … Continue reading Claro Energy Internship, Summer 2015

Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey III

A classic founder’s syndrome is to get involved in every functional role at the start-up. Almost every entrepreneur goes through this learning, spreading themselves too thin only to realise that it is not sustainable. Unless you lap up mega bucks from a venture capitalist (VC) in the first few months, you are more than likely … Continue reading Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey III

Summer Internship at Claro Energy

I would like to share my experience with Claro Energy during my internship period of about 7 weeks (1st July to 14th August’15). Claro Energy has an open environment where innovative and smart ideas are acknowledged and rewarded. The management is very adaptive and has an open door policy, if you are smart, focused, enterprising, … Continue reading Summer Internship at Claro Energy

Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey IV

‘Culture’ is one of those soft intangibles that one easily dismisses down the priority order when starting out. It doesn’t take precedence until you have some semblance of an organisation. However, very quickly it morphs into a great virtue, either an asset for your organisation that you rejoice or a peril that you simply can’t … Continue reading Business Standard: Lessons from my entrepreneurial journey IV