1.Name of the Company : Sikkim Flora 2.Name of the Founder/CEO: Nirmal Rai 4.Product: IOT controlled vertical gardens, household vermicomposting unit, Home décor plants, Flowers and seeds
Story behind Sikkim Flora:
This start up is a result of my passion and long association with gardening and experience in floriculture sector. Floriculture has lot of scope in our region because of its diverse climatic conditions. It hashuge potential in terms of revenue and employment generation. But, it suffers from various problems, which I believe can be solved by appropriate planning and technical interventions. Largely, the sector is unorganized and there is always the issue of demand supply mismatch. In addition to this, disease and pest infestation, lack of technical knowhow and inputs, lack of market knowledge and uncertain climatic conditions make this sector unprofitable to the farmers. My start up use the combination of information and communication technology tools, machine learning and IOT technology to boost the entire floriculture ecosystem in the region in a sustainable way. The area where my start up is focused include ICT based platform for selling floriculture products directly procured from farms, Machine learning based app service for disease identifications , prediction and technical inputs to the cultivators in regional language, weather forecasting for planning farm activities and IOT based precision farming. Some of the innovative products my start up is working on includes IOT controlled vertical garden, household vermicomposting unit and smart irrigation system.
To improve the lives of farmers through technological innovations and research in floriculture sector.
To become a leading company in floriculture sector though technological innovations and sustainable measures.
Passion, innovation and Sustainability
- To create an online store for local floriculture products.
- To design a machine learning based app for plant disease detection, prediction and provide technical inputs to the cultivators.
- Design of products like IOT controlled vertical garden, household vermicomposting unit and smart irrigation system.
I am an electronic and communication engineer with experience in the field of machine learning and internet of things (IOT). I am very passionate about floriculture and gardening. I truly believe that a right mix of technology and planning can improve the lives of farmers and make floriculture a vibrant sector in our country.