Pay & Use Farm mechanization

Tech enabled. Superstar operators. High performance machinery.
challenge

Challenge

There is a mass exodus of labour underway in rural India. The Real estate boom and rural employment schemes have resulted in three fold rise in labour wage growth rates from a decade ago. While certain parts of India and specific operations in the production chain have seen the first wave of mechanization, the rising labour wages slowly pave way for the next one. Oxen aims to ride this wave of farm mechanization by providing access to advanced technologies in a tech enabled, efficient and pay per use model across a range of services – crop residue management, land preparation, planting, crop management, harvesting and post harvest processing.

parallax-section-one
the-grand-marathon

The Grand Marathon

The machinery is available. Germans and Punjabis have been locally manufacturing highly efficient large combine harvesters for more than three decades. Koreans and Japanese have fast moving paddy combine harvesters for smaller fields, like the ones we have in Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Japan and Bengaluru have some interesting transplanting machinery for paddy. These machines typically do 15 labour-days of work in an hour. Talk about efficiency!

Machinery is there, however, the solution is not. Rural investors fear upfront investments in a monsoon dependent industry. Sharing solutions are not very effective for short window operations such as harvesting and sowing, leading to longer payback periods. Operations and maintenance of this machinery is indeed rocket science if you are in Kalahandi district in Odisha harvesting paddy fields.

Punjabis, Telugus, and Tamilians have cracked the solution big time. Every year, the long migration starts when teams in turban owning combine harvesters leave Punjab and go for wheat harvesting to Maharashtra in February, Madhya Pradesh in March and move to either Chhattisgarh or back to Haryana/Punjab. The farmer pays money on per acre basis, typically half of what it would cost with labour and doesn’t have to worry about the driver, maintenance or the fuel. There are multiple versions of this route and this machine from Kashmir to Tamil Nadu. Takeaway is one – sweat it baby, and sweat it hard! Sweat it across 20 hours a day, across geographies and across crops, earn the green and go home to enjoy rains.

what-we-offer-two

What we offer

Enabling agtech

Oxen will bring in innovative enabling technology solutions to farmers, the turban guys and everyone in between. If it means building a platform, we will do it and will do it the way it should be done. Clutter-free user interfaces, easy to use solutions and high-end technology that make it easy for the rural user.

If it means having dedicated machines to make sure we deliver on the orders for a farmer who is concerned about imminent rains before the harvest, we will do it. If it means having a mobile gateway to ensure payment safety for the machinery owner, we will do it. Finding the right price, finding it fast and executing the transaction effectively, that’s what we want to bring on the table in this trade between men of iron and men of angiosperms.

Crops

Our focus is on rice, wheat, maize, potatoes and a few other crops.
planter-pic

Geographies

We work across Gujarat, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Odisha with corporates, foundations, traders, aggregators, and farmers.

Satellite Image

Partnerships

We have tie-ups with some of the largest and best manufacturers in their respective fields.
TATA TRUSTS
our-team

Our Team

We have an experience in getting things done. We have sold pomegranates in Latvia, sold electricity in tribal villages of Chhattisgarh, established 20,000 tonnes an year agriculture supply chain and worked with some of the finest minds of agriculture in India. Extraordinary commitment by extraordinary people for a long long time - that is what defines Oxen.

We provide challenges that will take you out of your comfort zone and give you a chance to take your abilities to the next level. We help you develop a sharp mind, a good heart, a strong gut and the balls to take the problem head on. We believe in the spirit of young people and ambitious women who can work in a team and do wonders with the tasks given to them. So if you think agriculture is your thing and are excited about creating the next generation agriculture company, write to the CEO directly at ceo@oxenindia.com

parallax-section-two

Contact Us