Nikita is a graduate of Electronics and Communications from NIT Raipur. She co-founded NeerX, along with Harsh Agrawal. The purpose of NeerX is to contribute to a good quality crop. Since most Framers aren’t aware and are not much educated about the soil health parameters, they often face crop failures. To bring a technological solution to this problem, NeerX developed SHOOL - Smart Sensor for Hydrology and Land Application. This tool enables measuring of various soil parameters such as the moisture, salinity and dielectric permittivity.
What is your favourite word?
“Dreamer who works hard to realize it” - that is how I define myself. Anyone who dreams and works hard enough can achieve what they want to.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
My parents always wanted me to become an IAS officer. But I chose the entrepreneurial journey to empower the farmers with the technology we had built together in our start-up. One common hurdle I faced was gender - as a woman with height problems. People did not consider me or my work seriously. But with time, working closely with farmers, I was able to smash the hurdle and start coming forward. Small or big, the challenges I faced have always been my moments of inspiration.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Listen to your parents. But go with what your heart says. It is essential to believe in yourself, and naturally, others will also believe in you.