Delish Veggies: Cultivating High-Quality Produce sans Soil
“I was settled in USA during my onsite project with Infosys, when I
Set up with a mission to lead the horticulture industry as premium grower and marketer of branded, high quality fresh produce grown in protected environment, Delish Veggies aspires to reach every single child to make him or her aware of good eating habits and importance of eating residue free good nutritious salads. To make this mission possible Udaykumar understands that a radical shift is required in present Indian agriculture sector. Sensing the gap for proper knowledge and expert advice in Indian AgriTech space, the firm has undertaken a leadership role to organize agriculture training programmes for commercial growers and others. Udaykumar explains, “We have collaboration with Australian company ‘Grame Smith Consulting’ to organize extensive training programs on Hydroponics and Greenhouse Management. This training helps agriculture community to understand
Today, as chief visionary for Delish Veggies, Udaykumar Mathapati believes that, increased awareness about nutritious food will drive the demand for quality produce by many folds and Technical Innovation will be the key to achieve it. He envisions Controlled Environment Farming as a healthier option to prevent the produce from getting mutilated/adulterated due to external pollutants, allowing conservation of natural resources by integrating technology and available resources. “We have adopted omni-channel strategies to cater our market with a vision to evolve as a global leader in cultivation of top-quality horticulture producer that leverages best in class people, process and innovative agriculture technologies.We will make our niche in the domain by building largest hydroponic farms driven by technology,” shares Uday. In the years to come, Delish Veggies foresees working towards building urban satellite farms which are connected to all the smart cities and bringing latest technologies such as cloud, IOTs, AI to these farms. Uday believes that this will be an advantage towards helping agriecosystems to reap benefits of predictable growing and assured market. Udaykumar is also planning to float all India Hydroponic Grower Association during this training program to bring collaboration among all the stakeholders in this industry.