A young agricultural engineer born, brought up and educated in a Bengal town that has launched many brilliant careers is returning to his roots after more than a decade abroad to sow what he has reaped.
Taranjeet Singh, a 37-year-old alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta, aims to change the way agriculture is practised in this part of the world through his start-up AgNext, which he started in 2015 with fellow IITians Deepak Jaiswal and Mrigank Sharad. "Data has brought a lot of value to health care, biotechnology and such other fields. Agriculture should also be data-driven. We should use imagery, the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics to do agriculture," he told Metro.