The Indian agricultural industry reached a value of INR 63.506 billion in 2020. The agricultural industry represents an important component of the Indian economy both in terms of contribution to GDP and as a source of employment for the majority. of the country’s population. This sector currently offers immense opportunities, with India currently being one of the world’s largest agricultural producers by value. A number of transformations have taken place in this sector over the past decades. These include: increasing penetration of the organized sector, growth of contract farming, increasingly mechanized agriculture, loan facilities, increased exports, use of high-yielding agrochemicals and seeds, and the growing role of private sector in processing, branding and marketing, etc.

Indian Agri exports is likely to reach US$ 60 billion by 2022. Essential agricultural commodities export for April-September 2020 increased by 43% as compared to same period last year to Rs. 53,626 crore. Here are List of Top Agricultural Companies.

1. Godrej Agrovet

Head Office: India
Founder: Nadir Godrej
Founded: 1991
Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL) is a diverse, research and development driven agribusiness company dedicated to improving the productivity of Indian farmers by innovating products and services that sustainably increase crop and livestock yields. The company occupies a leading position in the market in the various activities in which it operates – crop protection animal feed nutritional products for cattle, poultry, aquatic feed and special feed. Apart from these activities, the company has two joint ventures – one with Tyson Foods Inc. USA in the processed poultry segment and the other with the ACI group of Bangladesh for the animal feed business in Bangladesh. Godrej Agrovet Limited was incorporated under the name “Godrej Agrovet Private Limited” on November 25, 1991 in the State of Gujarat.

2. Rallis India Limited

CEO: Veeramani Shankar (1 Jun 2007–)
Headoffice: India
Founded: 1948

Rallis India Limited, a Tata company since 1964, has been serving Indian farmers for decades and is a pioneer in the agricultural input industry. He established India’s first plant to manufacture active crop protection ingredients and a dedicated crop protection research center almost 50 years ago. . Tata Chemicals Limited (“Tata Chemicals”) owns 50.06% of the share capital of the company as of March 31, 2020. The Company is an agri-science Company engaged in developing and manufacturing products and solutions to improve farm yield, soil health, and farmers’ income. The company Domestic Crop Care business comprises crop protection and crop nutrition which includes

  • Soil conditioners,
  • Hybrid seeds
  • Plant growth nutrients, and foliar and
  • Fertigation applications
  • Plant protection chemicals

3. Britannia

Headoffice: Bengaluru
Founded: 1892

Britannia Industries is one of the leading Indian food companies with a heritage of 100 years and annual revenues exceeding Rs. 9000 Cr. Britannia is among the most trusted food brands and manufactures India’s favorite brands like Good Day, Tiger, NutriChoice, Milk Bikis and Marie Gold which are well known names in India. Britannia’s product portfolio includes cookies, bread, cakes, rusks and dairy products including cheese, beverages, milk and yogurt. Britannia is a brand that many generations of Indians have grown up with and our brands are cherished and appreciated in India and around the world. Britannia products are available across the country from nearly 5 million outlets and reach over 50% of Indian households. Britannia Foods vision began as a simple idea which propelled our executive team into opening up channels of communication and relationships overseas. Focused on supply and demand, Britannia Foods operates by sourcing, refining, storing, transporting and exporting agricultural products which ultimately fulfills the need of esteemed clients and suppliers globally. Rural India currently accounts for more than 20% of the company’s total revenue. And in line with its first priority of expanding its direct reach, Britannia has already set up 13,000 stock points—distribution points from where it supplies to shops in surrounding areas—across rural markets.

4. Lemken India Agro Equipments Private Limited

CEO:  
Headoffice: LEMKEN India
Address:  D-59, MIDC, Butibori, Maharashtra 441108
LEMKEN is traditionally innovative and specialist in professional agriculture and a world leader in agricultural implements. As a specialist in professional agricultural production, LEMKEN is one of the leading companies in Europe with a presence in 47 countries and a turnover of over 325 million euros. The company enjoys a market share of over 40% for our plows and reversible cultivators across Europe. The company is headquartered in Alpen, Germany LEMKEN India Agro Equipment Pvt Ltd (LIPL), a 100% subsidiary of LEMKEN GmbH, has set up a ‘state of the art’ manufacturing facility in the heart of India in Nagpur, Maharashtra. LEMKEN India was incorporated in August 2010 with a factory area of ​​20,000 square meters and a utilized area of ​​8,000 square meters in the first phase with an expansion plan of additional 8,000 square meters in the second phase of expansion.

5. Nuziveedu Seeds

Founded: 1973
Head Office: Hyderabad
Nuziveedu Seeds is an Indian food company which markets seeds in particular. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd, recognized as India’s largest hybrid seed company, believes it has played an important role in Indian agriculture by developing and supplying quality hybrids and varietal seeds to millions of farmers. Nuziveedu Seeds, which was originally created as part of the NSL Group, has served Indian farmers for over four decades. The company operates in 17 states and markets approximately 350 varieties of seed products to more than 5.5 million farmers across the country. The genesis of the NSL Group was laid by visionary entrepreneur Sri Mandava Venkatramaiah, who in 1971 predicted the opportunity of the agricultural sector and the value of hybrid cottonseeds in the Indian cotton market. The seeds business of the NSL Group that was created out of a hobby was later transformed by his son Mr M Prabhakar Rao who took over the reins the seeds business of the NSL Group in 1982.

 

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