M&M's agri-tech arm, Krish-e, launches Krish-e Smart Kit

With the Krish-e Smart Kit, Mahindra aims to track & digitise every acre & kilometre of rental activity carried out in the country.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 30 Mar 2023 Views icon5364 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
M&M's agri-tech arm, Krish-e, launches Krish-e Smart Kit

Mahindra’s agri-tech business has launched the Krish-e Smart Kit, which offers equipment owners insights into their tractors and farm equipment. This is done through GPS-enabled time tracking and remote monitoring of various parameters, via a smartphone.

The Krish-e Smart Kit is developed by Carnot Technologies, a Mahindra-backed agri-tech startup. Carnot Technologies is engaged in manufacturing and retailing products and services related to internet-connected devices for monitoring performance of vehicles and equipment.

The Krish-e Smart Kit enables equipment owners and rental entrepreneurs to sustainably improve fleet performance, improve incomes and manage maintenance costs, while reducing tractor downtime and preventing unauthorised usage of their tractors. The Smart Kit also includes an advanced trip replay feature for tracking commercial transportation and trolley activity.

The kit is brand agnostic and can be installed on any new or old brand of tractor or farm equipment, such as harvesters, rice transplanters and self-propelled sprayers. The kit is paired with an app called the Krish-e Rental Partner App and is available on the Google Play Store. In addition to tracking and monitoring, the app also offers users access to an inventory of high-end farm machinery on a pay per use basis.

Ramesh Ramachandran – Senior Vice President and Head Krish-e – Farm Equipment Sector, M&M. said, “An industry-first aftermarket IoT solution, the Krish-e Smart Kit presents the smartest, most affordable and sustainable way for farmers and businesses to connect and monitor their farm equipment on the go. In its scale-up phase, with over 25,000 active users we will officially launch the Krish-e Smart Kit. Besides farmers, we invite institutions, FPO’s, government bodies and start-ups in the state to partner with us on this connected journey as we aim to digitise every acre and kilometre of rental activity”.

He said that Going forward we aim to become the leading provider of connectivity for farm equipment in India

Pushkar Limaye – CTO, Carnot Technologies commented, “With a vision of building world-class products out of India, we came up with a small plug-and-play device for tractors to help improve their productivity using IoT, with real-time updates on smartphones. And today we are glad to see over 25,000 kits having already helped farmers digitise their businesses and adding real value on ground. And today with the official launch of the Krish-e Smart Kit, together with Mahindra, we aim to digitise Indian farming with an India-based solution, while reaching a larger audience of tractor owners and rental business owners.

So far Krish-e has over 25,000 active subscribers, 85 percent DAU (daily active users), spending about 55 minutes per day on the app (in season), with 70 percent re-subscriptions post-expiry of the free subscription period. 

RELATED ARTICLES
Hyundai to launch Creta EV in Q4 FY25, mass market model in offing

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar15 Jun 2024

The DRHP noted that Hyundai plans to launch four electric vehicles and adopt a top-down approach. Following Kona and Cre...

Hyundai paid Rs 7,872 crore to GM for Talegaon plant; Expects to start operations in H2 of FY26

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar15 Jun 2024

Once the Talegaon facility is partly operational, Hyundai India’s total annual production capacity in India will increas...

Hyundai leads the race on profit margins versus Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar15 Jun 2024

In recent years, Hyundai India has maintained an impressive double-digit operating profit margin, consistently outperfor...