Founder& Managing Director
A seasoned industry professional with hands-on experience at banking and finance organizations like Merrill Lynch and HDFC, Santosh acknowledged technology as the key aspect for the growth of agriculture in India and wanted to provide revolutionary avenues to the farmers to increase their productivity and also help maintain the ecology.“Having grown up in a middle-class family, I always dreamed of rising my way up the corporate ladder at the best banking and financial institutions of the world, when I decided to exit the corporate life, it seemed irrational to everyone. The unending potentials of agriindustry, the power of the microbes and my personal
Miklens Bio is Going an Extra Mile to Meet Its Inception Objective and the Efforts Of the Firm Are Evident From the Way the Firm has Evolved Since Its Inception
Manufacturers of Chemical Free Bio-Agri inputs
Chemical agriinputs are synonyms of damages than betterment. Deteriorating the health of the farmers,degrading soil quality, environmental damage and much more are the major effects these inputs have. With its products containing microbial extracts which kill the target pathogen in unique ways and do not harm the beneficial micro-organisms in the soil, Miklens bio aspires to reduce the dependency of farmers on chemical inputs.“At Miklens Bio, we offer products in the categories of Plant Growth Regulator, Plant Protection, Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Fertilizers. We have been successful in developing NPK from microbial sources having better efficacy. Our products help in increasing the productivity of the farmers by increasing their yields by 12%-15%. Also helps in increasing the profitability as repeat ability of the product is reduced, thus the per acreage cost of product is a lot lesser than others. Higher productivity coupled with higher profitability is the best combination which Miklens Bio offers. To add to the trust, our products have been certified as “Approved Input for Organic Agriculture” by Control Union; a reputed certifying agency worldwide,” speaks Santosh.
A bootstrapped venture, Miklens Bio uses its patented AgriMicrobial Technology (AMT)to manufacture biotech-driven organic inputs catering to the entire agricultural landscape. This technological approach helps the firm to overcome the health and environment hazards caused by chemical based farming. Miklens Bio’s research has been focused on microbes that are found in soil,
Sketching the Path Ahead
As a young firm, Miklens Bio is going an extra mile to meet its inception objective and the efforts of the firm are evident from the way the firm has evolved since its inception. Renowned for its uniqueness, Miklens Bio has been shortlisted as one of the Top30 companies in India by Your Story during their event TechSparks Tech30 held in September 2017. The firm has also been recognized as one of the top 3000 startups in India by Department of Science and Technology and IIM Kolkata Innovation Park. With a total headcount of 30, out of which 11 people belong to the Research and Development Team, the firm calls the Miklens Bios family as ‘Miklenial’. Presently operating in some selected markets of Kerala, Gujarat, North East, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and having recently paved its way into Maharashtra, in the years to come Miklens Bio plans to set its foot into other selected markets as well.
Concluding the discussion by sharing the future roadmap of the firm, Santosh says, “The technology we use at Miklens Bio holds the potential to change the way agriculture is done in India. Our short term goal over the coming 12 months is to open up certain key markets and shape them up for growth, while in the next 10 years, we Miklenials will be on the fore-front of Innovation and Research. Considering the way government is portraying chemical free farming, we have a good head start. Also, in terms of research capabilities, we are way ahead of the competition (both chemical and non-chemical). In the long run, Microbial Agri Inputs will prove to be the perfect solution for any and every agricultural problem, and we are all set to make the best out of this.”