In 1993, Girish Soman decided to venture into agriculture to resolve the issue of incessant use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides that plagued the farmer’s community.
Although he worked in a pipeline manufacturing company for years, Girish launched Krushitek Pvt Ltd. in 1993 in Satara, Maharashtra, to provide organic agricultural inputs to farmers.
In an interview with SMBStory, Girish narrates how he explored every opportunity that came his way — from making organic produce for farmers to incorporating technology in his offerings and later, blending Ayurveda with modern science — to become an entrepreneur raking Rs 50 crore annual turnover.
He says, “I am a structural engineer by profession. Having worked with farmers closely, I knew their pain points. I realised that biopesticide is a sunrise area, and so, I began doing my research and started the company.”
In the first year of starting up, Girish made Rs 7 lakh…