About us

Distinct Horizon develops breakthrough technologies to DOUBLE the profits of marginalised farmers across the developing world & INCREASE FOOD PRODUCTION, while protecting the ever degrading ENVIRONMENT.

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Our Machines

 

At Distinct Horizon, we have developed the world’s first successful tractor powered Urea Deep Placement/Fertilizer Deep Placement applicator which makes it very easy to deploy urea briquettes in soil and reduces the labour requirement by 60 times compared to manual UDP application.

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DH Vriddhi
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DH Samriddhi
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We are committed towards a sustainable future that envisions empowered farmers and food security for all communities.

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2X Farmer Profits

Our results across 6 states of India in paddy have ranged from 10% to 60% productivity increase. Leading to an average additional profit of INR 20,000 per Hectare per season (doubling their profits)!

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Climate Protection

- Reduction of 0.5 MT of CO2eq of GHG emissions per Ha per Season (potential to reduce 3% of India's total GHG emissions)

- Almost eliminates water pollution by fertilizer run-off; reduces leaching

- Builds soil health

Reduction in Chemical Fertilizers

Conventional method of urea broadcasting leads to 70% wastage and pollutes the environment.

Our technology (based on the widely tested Urea Deep Placement technique) leads to 40% reduction in urea dosage.

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Other Benefits

- Entrepreneurs breakeven with DH Vriddhi in 1 year

- Crop health & resistance are significantly improved

- Only one time application of urea is necessary

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Partners

Scale up

Scientific (R & D)

 

Incubation

Design

Certification and Technology Testing

Funding

Marketing Research and Strategy

Awards & Recognition

 

GSC 3S Awards,
New York

2nd Prize Globally for major contribution to SDGs

USISTEF Grant Award

US - India Science & Technology Endowment Fund. Awarded annually to 3-4 teams across US & India

Global Top 20 Future Creators of 2017

Distinct Horizon recognised in the Global Top 20 by PitchShare, UK

Best Indian Social Entreprise

Awarded by AFI at ISB Hyderabad, 2019

Food Loss Challenge Asia by Rabobank

Top 20 in Asia

Awarded the National Agripreneurs Award, 2017

By Entrepreneurship Association of India & Holland

Wharton India Startup Challenge

Finalists

2nd prize @ Technology Showcase, IKMC

International Knowledge Millennium Conference by IKP, DuPont & USP

Top 5 AgTech startups

by CII, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Social Alpha @ the Advanced Technology Program in Agriculture, 2019

Millenium Alliance Grant

USSAID,FICCI,Facebook and Marico Foundation (2020)

What farmers say about us
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“The crop that grew with UDP looked very different from rest of my field. It was greener, thicker and taller.”
“15 to 20 kgs of less urea was required in 1 beegha of land that I deployed for UDP.”

Ramakant 

(Sugarcane Farmer, Uttar Pradesh)

“I only needed half of the urea which I use generally. I was surprised to find that it also reduced the need of pesticide for my crop. I had used 70 kg Urea which was applied all at once with this machine. Usually I have to put the fertilizer 3 times and the total amount goes up to 135 kgs”.

Lakhwinder Singh

(Rice Farmer, Uttar Pradesh)

“I was relieved that my crop got nitrogen even before sowing, an important job was finished before sowing at reduced cost and quantity. It also protected my crops against getting crushed which happens when I spread the fertilizer manually with foot. I usually put 130-140 kgs urea in my farm but with the machine I only needed around 70-80 kgs of the same”.

Sukhdev Singh

(Rice Farmer, Uttar Pradesh)

“This crop looked much different than the rest of the farm, they were more erect and straight as compared to Non-UDP crop. I am so impressed with the machine that I am trying to bring more farmers in my contact in Hardoi and Bahraich in touch with this technology”.

Shivchandra

(Sugarcane Farmer, Uttar Pradesh)

Our Reach

 

Openings at Distinct Horizon

We're always looking for passionate and energetic individuals. So reach out to us if you feel you have it in you, are eager to learn & grow fast and want to have a big social impact!

Sales & Marketing (Multiple positions)

 

Contact Us

+91 88083 55171 / +91-8851608479 / +91 98710 98996

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