Thought Leadership

The pace of urbanisation and growth of consumption are constantly dictating the next steps of the agribusiness sector. We’re right in the middle of a big boom of population increase, expanding disposable income and fast growing food demand. In a climate such as this, Hosachiguru  intends to mobilise knowledge, innovation and best practices to cater to an evolving agribusiness market, where more people want to get back to the basics. A powerful core team and a passionate team of consultants make sure that vision is worked towards, every single day.

Core Team


Ashok J, Co Founder, Chairman


An agriculture expert, Ashok brings in over three decades of expertise in scientific and technology driven agriculture. He developed the proprietary technique “Power Grow”, at Pure Agronomics, for high growth and productivity. His experience ranges from multiple types of farming (hydroponics, timber farms, horticulture and floriculture) to incorporation of latest techniques in extracting soil productivity, rain water harvesting and drip irrigation.

Srinath Setty, Director, Sales and Customer Support


A serial entrepreneur for over a decade, Srinath has a solid track record of managing agricultural ventures. From running family businesses in agriculture to real estate and land development, agriculture has been his passion and a central part of his life.

Sriram Chitlur, Co Founder, Director, Farming Operations


Sriram has more than a decade of experience in Agriculture & IT. With a deep interest in developing sustainable yet economically viable farming, he cofounded Pure Agronomics & He has vast experience in agricultural operations, technology, equipment, labor sourcing and management and, supply chain management from “seed to soil”.



Ayyappa Masagi, Rainwater Harvesting Expert


As a rainwater harvesting expert, Ayyappa has been widely recognised for his expertise, being on the list of Oxfam and Ashoka Innovators. During his illustrious career, he has developed a number of innovative methods for borewell recharging, stream water harvesting, subsoil recharging, used water recycling and others. In 2005, Ayyappa founded Water Literacy Foundation, an NGO that focuses on affordable water conservation techniques. He has also written a book on rainwater harvesting called “Nela-Jala-Jana.”

H.S. Anantha Padmanabha, Sandalwood Expert


The sandalwood expert at Pure Agronomics is a scientist with over 40 years of experience. During his working stint at ISWT, India, he spearheaded numerous research projects around sandalwood and other species of trees. Anantha also acts as consultant to numerous forestry services and land development organisations in Western Australia. Apart from co-authoring several books on sandalwood, Anantha has to his credit over 150 publications across Indian and international journals. The World Bank FREE project designated Anantha as their Chief Technical Advisor for sandalwood projects.

Balakrishna Muthukuri, Teak Expert

A scientist with over 16 years of experience in tissue culture technology, Balakrishna has been responsible for standardising tissue culture protocol for more than 250 species of plants, including teak. His other achievements include being the Scientist-In-Charge for the Netherlands Biotechnology Project and Scientific Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Sreevathsava Reddy K, Business Development


Hailing from an agricultural background, Sreevathsava has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of customer support, consulting and business development. His passion for agriculture, organics and agritourism is a real asset to the Pure Agronomics team.

Hemanth P, Investment and Strategy



With over 10 years of experience in investment and wealth management, Hemanth heads the investment and strategy team. He has extensive experience in advising senior corporate clients, heads of governments and multi-nodal agencies on topics of Strategy, Finance, Investments, Risk and Operations in infrastructure, economic development, natural resources, land development and real estate.

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