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.
At Distinct Horizon, we have developed the world’s first successful tractor powered Urea Deep Placement/Fertilizer Deep Placement applicator that strategically deploys urea briquettes into the soil while drastically reduces the labour requirement by 60 times.
As a tractor- driven machine, DH Vriddhi is an automatic, seven- row FDP applicator for paddy that efficiently deploys urea briquettes inside the soil with reduced labour, time and effort.
Converts fertilizers to briquette form which is used in DH Vridhi and Samriddhi
As a multiple inter-row cultivator, DH Samriddhi is a sugarcane FDP applicator that reduces excessive fertilizer usage and strategically places urea in a controlled and uniform manner.
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)!
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.
Entrepreneurs breakeven with DH Vriddhi in 1 year
Crop health & resistance are significantly improved
Only one time application of urea is necessary
Awards & Recognition
GSC 3S Awards,
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
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
“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”.
(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”.
(Sugarcane Farmer, Uttar Pradesh)
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!