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Sagarika Gandhi

Sagarika Gandhi is a simple living girl born in a Punjabi family. Her childhood passion was towards art, science and sports. Her parents having background of engineer and doctor, played an important role in her studies towards decision making, guidance and mentoring. After school, she opted for agriculture studies from Allahabad Agriculture Institute Deemed University. During that time, awareness of an agricultural graduation was rare but she felt glad to choose to graduate in world oldest profession. After graduating with an agriculture degree, she continued her studies in agriculture and joined MBA Agribusiness from Amity University. The scope and opportunities in agriculture made her a confident individual after completing her studies. She was a gold medalist during her post graduation.
Sagarika’s professional career started with an innovative profile of use of mobile phones technologies in agricultural services. Her work was on developing a mobile based platform for bridging knowledge gaps in farmers. It was a mid-career phase and she learned a lot with practical experiences. With around three years of experience she moved to International not for profit research organization where she was working on an international donor project “mKisan- Delivering livestock Knowledge to Indian farmers through mobile phones”. This project work provided her with various opportunities to show case and do knowledge sharing in countries like Rwanda and Ethiopia.
In 2015, Ms. Gandhi with her partner decided for a startup organization after identifying pain in agricultural ecosystem with name Agpulse Organics. AGPulse got selected in Arise national competition of ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi. Later, in September 2016 it was registered as “Agpulse Private Limited” which also received recognition by DIPP.
The company at present offers innovative plant medicines made from ayurvedic herbs for controlling pests and diseases in plants and have low carbon footprints and therefore can be used as a climate smart solution. The ingredients are degradable in nature and are completely in sync with the health of humans, animals, ground water and environment.
During this journey she nurtured her business instincts and practical knowledge of doing business. WE CAN program played an important role in her understanding towards various financial aspects. Six days workshop and four week mentorship really helped her to outline business plan and make realistic projections. To her this mentorship programme is a kind of hand holding support for women entrepreneurs who aspire to bring change in their lives and want to become the leader in their own sector.

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