India ranks second worldwide in farm outputs. As per 2018, agriculture employed more than 50% of the Indian work force and contributed 17–18% to country’s GDP. India ranks first in the world with highest net cropped area followed by US and China. The economic contribution of agriculture to India’s GDP is steadily declining with the country’s broad-based economic growth. Still, agriculture is demographically the broadest economic sector and plays a significant role in the overall socio-economic fabric of India.
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PI Industries Ltd
PI Industries Ltd is a leading player in the agro-chemicals space having strong presence in both Domestic and Export markets. It has state-of-art facilities in Gujarat having integrated process development teams with in-house engineering capabilities. PI Industries’ consolidated net profit increased 28.7 % on a 12.6 % percent increase in compared to previous years .PI wins top honor across three categories at the 19th Global Edition and 4th India Edition of World Leadership Congress – Business Leader of the Year Awards. It announced that it is going to acquire the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) business of Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd. PI Industries Limited has signed a Business Transfer Agreement (BTA) with Ind-Swift Laboratories Limited (ISLL) to acquire their API and Intermediates business on a slump sale going concern basis.
UPL Limited, formerly United Phosphorus Limited, is an Indian multinational company that manufactures and markets agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, chemical intermediates, and specialty chemicals, and also offers crop protection solutions. UPL’s extensive Plant Stress & Stimulation (PSS) pipeline signals the dawn of a new era in sustainable agriculture as a key part of integrated crop production intensification programs. Shares of UPL climbed 5 % to Rs 664 on the BSE in Friday’s intra-day trade after the agrochemicals company announced that its board will consider share buyback proposal.
Godrej Agrovet Limited
Godrej Agrovet Limited is an Indian company which operates in the animal feed and agri-business sectors. The company is one of the biggest players in the animal feed business in India, producing over 10,57,000 tons/year of animal feed and nutrition products. Set up in 2008, the company operates large-scale poultry farms and other meat processing facilities to cater to the Indian meat market. The poultry farms, which are highly automated and modern, manufacture and market packaged processed poultry products in India. The company offers a wide range of packaged products in the brand name of Good Chicken and Yummiez. The company has also entered the poultry sector in Bangladesh in a big way. It has forged a joint venture with the ACI Group, aims to rapidly become a key player in both animal feed and poultry breeding sectors.
DCM Shriram is engaged in the business of manufacturing facilities of Fertiliser, Chloro Vinyl & Cement in Kota (Rajasthan) and of Chlor- Alkali in Bharuch (Gujrat). In the year 1889, a Corporate entity- The Delhi Cloth & General Mills Company Limited- was founded. The entity was after passage of several years named as DCM Limited. The story of DCM was one of constant endeavour to achieve economic independence and viability. DCM Shriram is also planning to increase grain attachment in distillery size to 260-kilo liter per day for the upcoming 120 KLD distillery at Ajbapur at an investment of Rs 50 crore (Upcoming distillery capacity to remain at 120 KLD). The DCM Shriram Board has approved new projects with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore. These projects will be implemented at the existing site of Bharuch in Gujarat.
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd
Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd (CFCL) is an Indian agrochemicals manufacturing company based in Kota in Rajasthan. Established in the year 1985 by KK Birla Group, Chambal Fertilisers is the largest manufacturer of Urea in the private sector .Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd. accounts for nearly 13% of the total Urea produced in the country. Since more than two decades company has contributed to the food security of the country with responsibility. Its three hi-tech nitrogenous fertiliser (urea) plants are located at Gadepan in Kota district of Rajasthan. The Gadepan III Plant commissioned recently is a state-of-art fertilizer unit. It is among the most efficient plants in the world and uses the latest technologies from KBR, USA and Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan. The new plant has an installed annual production capacity of about 1.34 million MT of Urea in last 2-3 years, Chambal has completely transformed the infrastructure of Government schools in the surrounding villages. Recently the company adopted 5 Secondary Schools also. Chambal has launched an innovative mobile laboratory which will carry various scientific equipment and will exhibit these in all school on rotation basis.
Balrampur Chini Mills Limited
Balrampur Chini Mills Limited (‘BCML’) is one of the largest sugar manufacturing company in India with a significant strength in the manufacture of downstream products like power (co-generation) and ethanol. BCML is one of the most efficient integrated sugar producers in the country. The Company has grown its capacity by well-planned capacity expansion projects and the acquisition of existing companies over recent years. Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd has outlined a Rs.200-crore expansion programme, under which it will set up a new 7,000 tonnes of cane crushed per day (tccpd) sugar plant and expand the capacity in two of its four existing mills.