· Vehicles to be used by Akshaya Patra Foundation to deliver mid-day meals to 3000 school children in Mathura District ,mid-day meals are also being funded by Dhanuka Agritech Limited
· Initiative is part of Dhanuka’s CSR program to help & support the underprivileged students
New Delhi 29th, August 2016: Dhanuka Agritech has donated 5 Vans to Akshaya Patra Foundation in Vrindavan. This is another major step towards Dhanuka’s commitment to social responsibility. The event witnessed flagging off of 5 vehicles by Mr. RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech Limited. Dhanuka Agritech has committed to donate 5 vehicles every year. With an aim to provide nutritious food to ensure a healthy life for the students of the underprivileged section of the society, Dhanuka Agritech has decided to donate Rs. 1 Crore to the foundation in order to ensure mid-day meals to approximately 3,000 children for three years.
Present at the occasion were Mr. Harish Mehta, Sr. General Manager, Dhanuka Agritech Limited & Mr. Rohit Choudhury , Corporate Partnership & Innovation from Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, Dhanuka Agritech said, “Dhanuka has always placed its corporate social responsibility as a top priority in areas of rural development, educational promotion and livelihood assistance. We have been working for the less-privileged individuals, especially children, since inception. Our mission has always been to enable the less privileged to lead a better life. This support is a small step to ensure better health for these individuals which would further prevent drop outs.”
He further adds, “It gives me immense joy & pleasure in watching the young children benefiting from our initiatives. We will continue to extend our support to the society.”
Mr. Rohit Choudhury, Akshaya Patra Foundation, said, “We are happy and grateful to Dhanuka Agritech for coming forward to help us. These efforts will surely help us go a long way. I wish more companies follow the steps of Dhanuka Agritech through their CSR activities so that we can have a better world to live in, eradicating hunger & illiteracy in the areas of Mathura & Agra. With 10845 schools in 10 states catering from 24 kitchens, our mission is to feed 5 million children by 2020 as against 1.4 million today”
Dhanuka Agritech has always been committed to create a more equitable and inclusive society as well as promote education, health and rural development. Dhanuka Agritech and Akshaya Patra Foundation have been associated since FY2014-15. The company also runs a not-for-profit Dhanuka Ashram providing lodging & boarding facilities in the holy town of Vrindavan.
About M/s Dhanuka Agritech Limited:
M/s Dhanuka Agritech Limited manufactures a wide range of farm input products to support the farmer in his pursuit for better crop, better farming and better life. The Company has a pan-India presence through its marketing offices in all major states in India, with a network of more than 8,600 distributors & dealers selling to over 80,000 retailers across India and reaching out to more than 10 million farmers. The Company has technical tie-ups with 4 American and 4 Japanese companies.
Dhanuka Agritech is among the top five companies in India, in Brand sales. With more than 200 registrations and 500 active SKUs, the company has one of the largest market penetration. Dhanuka Agritech currently has 30 offices across India and 48 warehouses.
Dhanuka is a preferred Brand among progressive farmers. Growth drivers are the intensive marketing network penetrating even the interiors of India, increased farm income, enhanced awareness about the cost-benefit ratio of agro-chemicals, highly diverse product range with solution for almost all problems in all crops, innovative marketing strategies and international technical tie-ups. The Company keeps adding new products every year through its collaborations and is continuously on the lookout to bring the latest technology to Indian Farmers.
Dhanuka Agritech Limited has been listed as among ‘200 Best Under a Billion Companies in Asia Pacific’ three times by FORBES magazine in the year 2010, 2011 & in 2013. The company was awarded the INC. India Innovative 100 Award: 2013 in recognition of smart innovation for the newly launched product – Lustre and the ‘Inc India 500 India’s fastest growing Companies under INR 1,500 Cr.’ for two years in succession: FY 2010-11 and FY 2011-12.
The company has recently bagged a place in the prestigious list of India’s exemplary Companies: INC. INDIA - HALL OF FAME– 2014 & also received FICCI Chemicals and Petrochemicals Award for BEST CONTRIBUTION TO ACADEMIA in October, 2014.
The Company has also been awarded Inc. India’s Award for Innovation in Product: Mortar and Innovative Logistics Management