About Us


Little Greens Hydroponics LLP, incorporated in March, 2021, aims to be a one-stop shop for all requirements relating to growing plants using hydroponics - sale and installation of home kits, construction and maintenance of poly-houses, consultancy and training.

MISSION

Although this is a for-profit venture, the primary motivation is not to maximise profits, but rather to inform, educate, encourage and support people to grow their own healthy vegetables in their own homes.

The mission is to enable every household grow their own vegetables organically in an environmental friendly manner, using hydroponics technology.

TECHNOLOGY

Hydroponics technology, in its broadest sense of including any non-soil based cultivation, is at the core of our business.

The key advantages of hydroponics over soil-based methods are:

  • Water efficient - hydroponics techniques use only 10% of the water that is consumed by traditional soil-based methods
  • Increased crop yield, denser vegetation, faster growth, and more flavourful crops - the yield per acre can be as high as 2 to 9 times as compared with soil-based cultivation depending on the plant and the specific hydroponic technique used
  • In most cases, there is no need to use pesticides at all; where absolutely necessary, natural pesticides are used.

OFFERINGS

  • Sale and installation of standard hydroponic home kits for growing vegetables and greens.
  • Sale of nutrients, seeds, saplings and accessories required to monitor and regulate their growth.
  • Building and installation of custom-made hydroponics systems for homes and offices.
  • Installation of green houses and poly-houses.

PROMOTERS

A group of fifteen alumni of the 1974 batch of Little Flower High School, Hyderabad, India, with diverse educational qualifications and over 35 years of experience each in varied fields, have come together to set up this venture.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Satish Kumar
CEO

Satish has more than 36 years of experience, across technical, managerial and leadership roles, all of it in the Information Technology industry.

He was associated with VSoft Technologies Private Limited - a provider of payment and banking software solutions and managed services to financial institutions worldwide - as President, right from its inception in 2004 until 2018. He was responsible for executing the Company’s vision and strategy to garner significant market share in Payment Processing and Core Banking solutions.

Prior to joining VSoft, Satish held key management positions with iLabs, where he was Head (India Operations) of ingenovis, the life science informatics division of iLabs; Technology Head for iLabs’ Telecom initiative; Technology Head for iVision, iLabs’ all-Digital News Agency.  Formerly, Satish was Director of Aspen Technologies Private Limited, Hyderabad, and Founder Managing Director of Axis Systems Private Limited, Hyderabad.  Satish had started his career with Wipro Limited in 1983, having joined through campus placement. 

Satish holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru.


Ashwin Kumar

Chief Products Officer

Ashwin has been an entrepreneur for more than 38 years, starting right from the time he completed his Bachelor's degree in Engineering.  He has also won awards for the Best Entrepreneur twice in his career, on the back of his skills in design and manufacture of innovative products and systems.  He has been an innovator all his life, and has introduced state-of-the-art products well ahead of its times.  These products were appreciated and adopted by large corporations, banks and defence establishments.

Ashwin has worked primarily in the areas of Electronics and Information Technology.  He has designed various systems, ranging from highly successful Air Coolers, manufacturing PCBs as an ancillary to ECIL, Dual Access system for PCs, Spike Guard for computers, electronic stabilisers, UPS systems, etc.  He pioneered the manufacture of Inverters for residential purpose in 1984.

He invented an innovative method for connecting two personal computers using hardware and software solution in pre-LAN era, which was installed at many prestigious organisations such as Military College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, BHEL R&D and others.

Ashwin then focussed on the manufacture of Security Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm systems, UV Cheque / Note detectors ,Time and Attendance Systems, Access Control Systems, Metal detectors, Solar Fencing systems, Fire Hydrant Systems, CCTV systems, roof-top Solar Power Systems etc.

Ashwin is associated with several social organisations, helping them in an honorary capacity.


Veera Pratap Gowd

Chief Technology Officer

Pratap has spent more than three decades in the IT sector working for a healthcare software development organisation in various capacities in the quality assurance, implementation, and product development areas.

For the past 10 years, he has been studying and conducting experiments in different hydroponic systems on his 600 square feet terrace garden.  He has successfully grown leafy vegetables, coloured capsicum, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chillies, jalapenos, eggplants, squash, watermelon, cucumber, cantaloupe etc., using various hydroponic systems such as Deep Flow Technique, Kratky, Ebb and Flow, etc.  He is a self-taught expert on plant nutrition and had to relearn high school chemistry to understand the intricate working of a chemical factory called the plant.  He is highly motivated to help people grow vegetables for consumption at home.

Pratap holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.