Ankur Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Business Built on Integrity
Pillars of Strength:
Ankur Seeds Pvt. Ltd. was founded in the year 1976 by three visionary Agriculturists Ravi Kashikar, Madhav Shembhekar, Late Laxman Aurangabadkar ably supported by Makarand Saoji, Late Vijay Kashikar, Late Balwant Umalkar.
Shri Ravi Kashikar, the Chairman rightly observes and says that “Ankur is not an organization, it is virtually a movement”. Indeed so, the pioneering work initiated and continued by this Vidarbha based company has brought prosperity to millions of farmers in many parts of country. While the founder directors continue to act as guide, the next generation has ably taken over responsibilities at technological, managerial, organizational, and institutional level to manage and control departments like, production, marketing, to research. Ankur Seeds Private Limited is poised for continued and accelerated growth and development towards sprouting and germination of seeds of prosperity for millions of farmers in the years to come. A feather in the cap was added in the form of Dilip Rodi.
Since Ankur Seeds’ inception, the focus was on R & D and exercising quality control to create a company that will be recognized by farmers across India for delivering superior hybrid seeds. This dedication has paid rich dividends as we have earned respect and trust of millions of farmers across India and beyond.
The objective behind the venture was to provide the highest quality of seeds, adaptable to local climatic, cultivation conditions and as per specific requirements of farmers. The company today is proud to have developed over 200 varieties in 16 crops, and is one of the leading seed producers in India having an annual turnover of 5 billion.
By keeping in mind intense requirement of nutrition by high yielding seeds and better crop health, Dharti Agro Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. was founded in the year 1998.
Production and Processing:
With 11 State-of-the-art processing plants, our total production capacity is over 16000 tons; dehumidified storage capacity of 5000 sq meter for medium terms storage & more than 10,000 sq. meter warehousing facility. Our plants can perform drying, pre-cleaning, ginning, delinting, gravity separation and fungicidal treatments. Our breeding support center (R&D Station) meets the norms and infrastructure guidelines set by the DBT, Govt. of India.
Ankur has never failed to acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by the seed growing farmers, who have given unstinted support to become better. While initially there were around 1000 farmers associated with Ankur, currently more than 100,000 farmers are producing seeds for us.
Ankur Seeds Private Limited
In the last 44 years Ankur Seeds Pvt.Ltd has become a widely recognized and respected company in the seed Industry. It is India’s one of the premier seed organization offering a wide range of seeds in cotton, field crops and vegetables to the farmers. We are having a network in almost all the states of the country.
We breed for fulfilling every farmers need for seed.
Continue investing in the best & most advanced technologies to keep in pace with the changing needs and demands of the farmers. To create awareness regarding benefits of high yielding hybrids over local varieties. We strive to serve seeds for sustainable, economical and marketable produce and reach newer horizons. Our ultimate aim is to satisfy our farmers to maximum and retain trust of farmers.
To earn farmer’s trust by putting service above all; to always play the role of partner in farmer’s growth by offering expertise, guidance, and innovative strategic solution.
YEAR 1976 - FOUNDATION YEAR
A seed of friendship was sown by the visionary agriculturists to nurture their dreams with sheer determination to succeed with a modest office of 200 sq ft area in Central India, Nagpur.
YEAR 1984 - TURNING POINT
This was the year when Ankur Agro Seeds and Chemicals, a partnership firm became a Pvt Ltd Company.
YEAR 1985 - CORE EXPANSION
Major expansion - Regional Marketing Offices & Processing Plants were set up across India.
YEAR 1985 - FIRST HYBRID
Proud to be the first Indian company to launch hybrid technology in Okra(bhendi), Okra AROH-1 and Okra 35.
YEAR 1993 - RECOGNITION OF EFFORTS
Research and Development Division of Ankur Seeds received recognition from DSIR, Government of India.
YEAR 1994 - MEGA FIELD DAYS
Pioneers in conducting mega field days where thousands of farmers visited the demo plots.
YEAR 1995 to 2005 - 651 HYBRID ERA
The early and drought tolerant hybrid which brought laurels to the company.
YEAR 1996 - AWARD WINNING MOMENT
Ankur Seeds received National Award for Excellent Research and Development achievements from Honorable Minister of State for Science and Technology.
YEAR 1998 - MARKET LEADER
Ankur started marketing of research based Rice varieties like Sonam which still rule the market.
YEAR 1998 - DHARTI TAKES SHAPE
Dharti, a Seed and Plant Health Company an extended arm of Ankur Seed was established and was envisioned with activities of manufacturing and formulating various Macro-nutrients and Micro-nutrients based products.
YEAR 2002 - WELCOME CHILLI
Chilli 228 was well accepted in Guntur market.
YEAR 2003 - BT COTTON BOOM
Ankur Seeds was amongst the first three seed companies adopted the genetically modified technology for cotton, popularly known as 'Bt-cotton' and there was no looking back.
YEAR 2004 - BREAKTHROUGH
Turnover crossed the 100 Crore landmark.
YEAR 2008 - KINHI DEMO
Ankur continues to hold Farmers Meet and do Field Visits at the center.
YEAR 2012 - MILESTONE YEAR
Turnover crossed the 500 Crore landmark.
YEAR 2012 - R & D EXPANSION
Inauguration of world class breeding support centre, to constantly innovate and to keep pace with the modern technologies.
YEAR 2014 - CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Lokmat awarded Ankur Seeds for its outstanding services.
YEAR 2015 - GROWING HANDS
Total 852 employees and still growing.
YEAR 2017 - HYBRID COWPEA LAUNCH
Ankur Seeds was the first company in the world to give GMS based Cowpea Hybrids.
YEAR 2018 to 2020 - Advancement
Acquisition of talent and upgradation of facility to incorporate modern technologies like genomic selection, digitalization of data recording, automated phenotyping etc.
Year 2019 - BRAND LEADERSHIP AWARD
World Marketing Congress awarded Ankur Seeds for Brand Leadership.