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Brio Hydroponics Brings a First of Its Kind Patented Solarig ® Rain Protection Technology from Israel To Indian Farmers

Agritech startup Brio Hydroponics introduces India's first 3-layer, retractable, patented Rain Protection Technology Nethouse in collaboration with PIC-Plast Limited, Israel, in an attempt to address the climatic challenge of the Indian farming sector.

Chintu Das
Pravin Patel, Founder of Brio Hydroponics
Pravin Patel, Founder of Brio Hydroponics

Agritech startup Brio Hydroponics introduces India's first 3-layer, retractable, patented Rain Protection Technology Nethouse in collaboration with PIC-Plast Limited, Israel, in an attempt to address the climatic challenge of the Indian farming sector.

A report by IPCC predicts that the Indian subcontinent could witness more heat extremes, droughts, as well as extreme rainfall events in the coming years. The need to adopt new age farming technologies to ensure consistent and undisturbed farming to ensure food security is therefore an absolute necessity. According to the Economic Survey of 2017 – India incurs losses to the tune of USD 9-10 billion annually due to extreme weather conditions. Agritech major Brio Hydroponics aims to bridge these gaps and address the challenges of traditional farming. Its Patented Rain Protection Technology not only protects the farms from the rage of harsh weather, but also helps in conservation of water through rain harvesting systems, while ensuring a consistent supply of water to the farms throughout the year.

As the exclusive partner of PIC-Plast in India, Brio Hydroponics will offer solutions that foster a nurturing environment for protected farming, built for climate resilience.

The Solarig® Net House Kit, a patented technology of Pic-Plast, is best suited for Net houses and hydroponic farms in the tropical climate typically experienced in India. Farmers will benefit from these retractable rain protection technology net houses as they are ideal for unpredictable climatic conditions; they protect farms from hail, sun, rain, and frost, support rainwater harvesting and enable the production of high-quality yields throughout the year.

According to Pravin Patel, Founder of Brio Hydroponics, “Challenges in traditional agriculture led to the evolution of protected farming, whether it is drip irrigation, aeroponics, aquaponics or hydroponics, to reduce the stress on agriculture. Protected farming is again highly dependent on the environment created inside the Net houses. Accuracy and continuous monitoring are required to maintain the precise temperature, moisture, fog, water, etc. The Rain Protection Technology offered by Brio Hydroponics will allow remote monitoring of the environment in the Net houses, giving us better control on the farms and we are happy to be the pioneers in bringing this technology of Israel to India.”

In Hydroponics farming, the emphasis is on designing a dynamic and robust environment to secure the best yield. Rain can be a blessing or boon to any farmer depending on its volume, and hence the hydroponics farms have to be protected from rain for several reasons like, dilution of the nutrients at the root zone, destruction due to massive volume, development of fungal and bacterial diseases etc.

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