7th June 2021: According to a recent study, 16% of food produced in India gets wasted; the farmers are struggling with a huge loss due to the wastage of leftover vegetables and fruits. Any produce left to be sold today gets ruined soon if it is not maintained fresh at the farm level. This large level of harvesting demands big capital investment which is next to impossible for poor and marginal farmers. Farmers are still reliant on the geographical location and cropping season for better production from their crop hence they cannot control the price of some agricultural products. Therefore the farmers receive minimal profit or suffer huge losses.

Rudra Solar Energy

Rudra Solar Energy is a trustworthy company for Solar Thermal products as it comes with their Innovative Post-harvest technology. The production is a “Multipurpose Solar Modular Dryer” which works on solar energy the Zero-energy. As a principal for drying, it uses Radiation, Conduction, and Convection Modes Of Heating. The specialty is its affordability and compact design, the design is engineered very economically which dries the product under Under hygienic conditions and maintains the smell, flavor, taste, and colors of the food, with the same nutrition value.

“Farmers can now earn more profit by harvesting and selling their farm Produce in high price seasons which was produced during low price seasons. The process behind the working of this solar dryer is very common“The Greenhouse Effect”. Solar radiation gets trapped inside a closed area and then dries the product.

The dryer consists of a Stainless Steel chamber that produces heat with the help of specialized black Coating. Later on, drying is done In a tray where products are kept. The solar radiation heats up the dryer body, product, and tray. The fans keep circulating air inside the chamber which evaporates the moisture in produce and then the humid air is released out of the chamber. This method helps in drying quickly, without any food spoilage. The model is highly sustainable and requires no electricity. The solar dryer is sustainable and cheap. It comes at half the price of the usual dryers available in the market. The model is very compact, therefore it can be transported with ease. The life of the Solar Dryer is very long as quality material is used so farmers get value for money spend.

According to Thomas Edison: ‘‘The value of an idea lies in the use of it.’ In order to make the product successful, it should have a big selling market.”This innovative product is a perfect device for Individual farmers, rural women, FPO, NGOs, SHG, etc. But it has very low popularity because awareness about the product is very low. Rudrasolar energy increases its promotion business through the strong dealer network. Several NGOs came forward to encourage Government organizations like KVK to support sustainable projects. Agricultural and rural livelihood mission programs are promoting the product. Due to its superior quality and amazing results, it is quickly gaining mouth-to-mouth publicity. The marketing is improved with the latest strategies, such as getting customers through YouTube videos, social media pages of the company as well as through B2C & B2B platforms.

Rudrasolar energy is one of the Original Equipment Manufacturers for solar cookers, solar dryers, and solar desalination. The company is focusing on hiring Indian dealers by offering entrepreneurship opportunities through social causes. They are constantly focusing on research and development and coming with the latest and innovative products.

The company has always been into a big vision for expansion in the future. They are also going to launch their personal research centers. Such centers would deal with zero energy and a test facility for the students. Here, students can do certain zero energy projects as well as research for social work, such a concept is first in India. They have identified and researched many innovative solar cookers designs and solar dryers designs. Such products would focus on more output per square meter for de-saline water production using solar thermal technology. Due to their association with many Universities and IIT’s for research suparoma, flavor, or activities, Rudrasolar Energy will keep coming up with new patented products in the future.

Rudrasolar energy was established in 2006, since then it is one of the unique innovators, Researchers, and Manufacturers of Sustainable Solutions for Society. They offer a huge range of developing products through application engineering by primarily producing solar thermal products like solar cookers, solar dryers, and solar desalination.

The company outsources almost 40% of the work and the remaining is done at their state of art factory situated at Vatva GIDC Ahmedabad. Since they had started making solar cookers, solar dryers, and solar desalination, they approached not just each state of India but also seven other countries.

Devang Joshi is the founder of Rudrasolar and has a vision and a noble mission to serve society through sustainable solutions. He has joined hands with big corporates and PSU through CSR events and CSR projects. Through this, he did a lot of work in uplifting a no. of villagers and women through the solar dryers’ income generation program. Through CSR funds Of PSU and Corporate Companies till now, the company has raised more than 1000 entrepreneurs who are making themselves Atmanirbhar. They used the income generation model through solar dryers and lead their part towards making “Atmanirbhar Bharat”.

Rudrasolar Energy has its in-house fabrication and an assembly shop. Currently, this is operated by a team of 12 people, in that 2 are handling sales and marketing, one for an account, one manager for execution, one for purchase remaining all are fitters and helpers. He is happy to have such members in his team that is fulfilling their duty towards society and making Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Devang is a mechanical engineer and has expertise in solar thermal energy as well as mastery in technology that involves zero-waste production. Previously, he was employed in Larsen and Toubro as a quality control engineer and worked with NPCL, BARC, and Defence jobs. Just two years into the job he had planned to give it up to be a lesson for others. He had a desire to serve the nation in his own way. Hence he came up with this amazing plan of launching a range of solar thermal products.

The in-house fabrication and assembly shop of Rudrasolar is run by a dynamic team of 12 people at present. Two of them are into sales and marketing, accounts are handles by one, one manager for execution, one for purchase, and the rest of them are fitters and helpers. The company is proud to have such versatile members in a team, who are fulfilling their duty towards society and making Atmanirbhar Bharat.