The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur,
has created a piece of portable testing equipment
that can determine soil health in 90 seconds using only five grams of soil as a sample via a mobile application. This ground-breaking invention is based on near-infrared spectroscopy technology, which gives real-time soil analysis data on smartphones via an integrated mobile application called
which is accessible on the Google Play Store
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur Institution of Technology
is a public technical university in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Under the Institutes of Technology Act, the Government of India recognized it as an Institute of National Importance. The institute was founded in 1959 as one of the earliest
Indian Institutes of Technology,
with the help of a consortium of nine US research universities as part of the
Kanpur Indo-American Programme.