India: Nutrifresh carries out sustainable initiatives in hydroponic farming

Pune-based Agritech startup Nutrifresh is focused on reducing the carbon footprint and promoting sustainability. Environmental sustainability is essential for protecting natural resources, mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity, supporting human health, and promoting social well-being. It also plays a critical role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

"By reducing energy consumption, promoting renewable energy, reducing transportation emissions, practicing sustainable agriculture, reducing waste, and preserving natural habitats, we are contributing to reducing the carbon footprint and promoting a sustainable future for all. Additionally, these measures can also have benefits for farmers, including increased crop yields and reduced input costs."

"Speaking about our key achievements, we have 150k Kgs of production capacity per month across farms, and the fresh produce is delivered within 24 hours in the service areas. Our total area with active hydroponic production is 33 acres. We have served around 15K households across Mumbai & Pune regions," said Bina Khan, Board Advisor & Investor, Nutrifresh Farm Tech India Pvt Ltd.

Efficient Resource Utilization
One key sustainable aspect that Nutrifresh focuses on is efficient resource utilization. This includes optimizing water usage, minimizing the use of pesticides and fertilizers, reducing energy consumption, and ensuring proper waste management.

Climate Resilience
Climate resilience is another important area of focus for the company. This involves developing crop varieties that are resistant to extreme weather conditions such as droughts and floods, developing technologies to monitor and manage soil health, and utilizing precision farming techniques to reduce waste and increase yields.

Biodiversity Conservation
Nutrifresh is also focused on promoting biodiversity conservation through crop rotation techniques, creating habitats for pollinators, and reducing the use of pesticides that harm beneficial insects and animals.

Sustainable Supply Chains
Another critical aspect of sustainability for the company is ensuring a sustainable supply chain. This includes working with female farmers to promote sustainable practices, establishing fair trade agreements that benefit farmers, and reducing waste through efficient logistics and transportation.

Social Responsibility
Finally, Nutrifresh is focused on social responsibility by ensuring fair and ethical labor practices, promoting gender equity and inclusivity, and supporting local communities through initiatives such as enhancing the skills of females and helping them to become earners in their families.

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