Providing 30 million small-scale farmers in India with solar-powered irrigation systems to affordably cultivate year round and increase profitability.

There are 30 million farmers who tend to an acre or less of land in east India, where 60% of renewable groundwater is unused and agriculture-grade electricity is patchy. Khethworks works to alleviate poverty and enhance food security among these farmers. The Khethworks solar-powered irrigation system allows small-plot farmers to affordably cultivate year-round, increasing their livelihood and food production. When a farmer switches from renting diesel and kerosene to using Khethworks' system, they can increase annual profits by 170%. In a country that in six years will be the most populous on Earth, the opportunity is great and the need is dire for agricultural productivity to increase. Khethworks believes viable irrigation options for 85% of Indian farmers, the small-plot farmers, are key. As a for-profit company, Khethworks commits to reinvesting the majority of their profits to further their social mission.

FOUNDED
2015

AREAS OF IMPACT
Clean Energy Employment Hunger Poverty Climate Action

HEADQUARTERS
India

COMPANY SIZE
1–5

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor (CEO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since May 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017.

Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017
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TERRITORIES OF OPERATION

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