Miklens Bio Pvt Ltd (Miklens Bio), a research and development (R&D) driven agri microbial technology product start-up, has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.

The plant was inaugurated by Dr Stephen Devanesan, Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor, Principal Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Kerala Agricultural University, in the presence of the Miklens Bio management team, scientists and organic farming activists.

Miklens Bio's manufacturing facility and R&D laboratory is spread over 10,000 sq ft and has an installed capacity to manufacture 10 lakh litres annually. The agri inputs which have been developed in-house and which are to be manufactured, include plant growth enhancers, plant protection, bio-fertilisers and bio-pesticides.

Inaugurating the facility, Dr Stephen Devanesan, said, “It is heartening to note that start-ups like Miklens Bio, through their research, are developing and manufacturing products that have a profound impact on our eco-system and are paving the way to sustainable growth. Miklens Bio agri inputs, I am sure would go a long way in helping our farmers increase yields, improve crop quality, ensure residue-free cultivation and in the process not only improve their income but also help reduce the health hazards of consumers. I am told that the products are derived from nature and, thus, are not only good for the soil but also monetarily viable for farmers in comparison with their synthetic counterparts.”

Santosh Nair, Founder & Managing Director, Miklens Bio Pvt Ltd said, “We believe in sustainable & responsible agricultural practices and as a natural corollary our bio products promote the idea of ‘Farming with naturally driven microbes’ with a goal to reduce the dependence on toxic chemical-based inputs. Our effort is to bring to the market agricultural inputs that are globally accepted because of the positive impact they have on farming communities, and on the society.”