Shri Rajan Chowdhry appointed as Managing Director of KRIBHCO
New Delhi, Jan 3rd 2020 - Shri Rajan Chowdhry has been appointed as Managing Director of Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), the world’s premier fertilizer producing cooperative.
Shri Rajan Chowdhry has been working with KRIBHCO since 1st June 1984. He was the Finance Director of KRIBHCO for the past 6 years. Before that, Shri Chowdhry was on deputation with KRIBHCO Fertilizers Limited (KFL) as Chief Finance Officer and with Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) & Pragati Power Corporation Limited (PPCL) as Director (Finance).
Shri Rajan Chowdhry is a Commerce Graduate from SRCC, Delhi University and also a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Shri Chowdhry has proven his mettle in various leadership roles across organizations
KRIBHCO bags four awards from FAI
Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), the world’s premier fertilizer producing cooperative, produced a film titled““ Boond Boond Se Khushhali” inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision on “More Crop per Drop”, has been adjudged Best Video Film and awarded 1st prize by FAI in its Annual Conference held in New Delhi on December 2, 2019. The award was given by Sh. Mansukh Mandaviya, State Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers. The award was received by Shri V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO in the presence of Sh. Chhabilendra Roul, Secretary, Fertilizers.
KRIBHCO also received three more awards including 1st prize for “ Production, Promotion and Marketing of Bio-Fertilizers and City Compost”.
Shri V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO receiving FAI award for best video film from Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, State Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers in the presence of Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Secretary, Fertilizers.
Shri V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director and Shri M.R.Sharma, Operations Director, KRIBHCO, receiving FAI award for production,promotiom & marketing of Bio-Fertilisers from Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, State Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers in the presence of Shri Chhabilendra Roul, Secretary, Fertilizers.
KRIBHCO’s 39th AGM held - Two Cooperators Felicitated
New Delhi, September 5, 2019 - Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), a premier fertilizer producing farmers’ Cooperative Society has earned a pre-tax profit of Rs. 205.54 crore during the financial year 2018-19. The Society has declared dividend @ 20% on equity capital for the year.
The annual accounts of the Society have been approved by the members in its 39th Annual General Body Meeting held on 5th September,2019 which was presided over by Dr. Chandra Pal Singh, Chairman, KRIBHCO and attended by Directors of KRIBHCO and delegates of member cooperatives from different parts of the country at NCUI auditorium, New Delhi.
KRIBHCO’s urea production during the year 2018-19 was 23.42 lakh MT and Ammonia production was 13.65 lakh MT with 106.74% and 109.39% capacity utilization respectively. The Society’s product basket consists of not only Neem Coated Urea but also Bio Fertilizers, Compost, Certified Seeds, Bt. Cotton Seeds, Hybrid Seeds, SSP , Zinc Sulphate and imported DAP, MOP & NPS. KRIBHCO sold ever highest quantity 53.16 lakh MT of fertilizers during 2018-19.
KRIBHCO Infrastructure Limited (KRIL) a 100% subsidiary of KRIBHCO is operating eight Container rakes under Category –I license on Pan India basis. KRIL’s revenue has been recorded at Rs. 186.65 crore during the fiscal due to strategic efforts, which is ever highest.
KRIBHCO Fertilizers Ltd (KFL) a wholly owned subsidiary of KRIBHCO has produced 10.64 Lakh MT of urea and 6.45 lakh MT Ammonia with capacity utilization of 123.05% and 128.68% respectively.
Shri N. Sambasiva Rao, Managing Director, KRIBHCO, informed the distinguished gathering during the Annual General Meeting that Hazira Plant has maintained its good performance during the year. He further added that KRIBHCO is committed to achieve the revised energy consumption norms of 5.5GCal /MT of Urea by March 31, 2020. On marketing front, the Society has excelled its performance and has maintained its position of second largest fertilizer marketer in the country. KRIBHCO, being a farmers’ organization , is surpassing Government’s initiatives of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 through reduction in cost of cultivation with judicious use of fertilizers based on free soil testing, farmers education and by promoting integrated agriculture. KRIBHCO also facilitates formation of Farmers Producers Organization (FPO) through its Gramin Vikas Trust.
On this occasion, KRIBHCO has honoured two eminent cooperators who have made indelible mark on the society through their dedicated efforts in cooperative movement in the country. The “Sahakarita Shiromani” Samman was conferred on Shri Ramjan Ansari from Bihar and the “Sahakarita Vibhushan” Samman was conferred on Shri Maganlal Premjibhai Ghoniya from Gujarat.
Shri Ramjan Ansari is a dynamic Cooperator and Agriculturist from Bhabua, Bihar. He has dedicated his life for cooperative development. Shri Maganlal Premjibhai Ghoniya is a dynamic cooperator and a great leader, who has dedicated his life towards development of cooperative & upliftment of rural community.
KRIBHCO NEWS Receives PRSI Award
PRSI has awarded KRIBHCO NEWS under its National Award 2018. The Award was declared by a jury consisting of Shri Ashish Mehta, Editor of Governance Now, Ms. Yeshi Seli, Associate Editor Business India, Mr. Wajahat Habibullah, Ex Chief Information Commissioner, GOI, Ms. Stuti Kakkar, Ex Chairperson, National Commission for protection of Child rights, Prof. Madhabhushi Sreedhar, Ex CIO, Shri V.M.Bansal,Chairman, New Delhi Management Institute.
The Award was conferred in 40th All India Public Relations Conference-2018 in Dehradun by Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and received by Shri Gajendra Singh Rana, CSM, KRIBHCO–Uttarakhand.
KRIBHCO‘s Film Awarded by FAI
New Delhi, December 6th 2018 - Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), the world’s premier fertilizer producing cooperative, produced a film titled “Ek Nai Udan- Samridh Kisan” inspired by the Prime Minister’s vision on “Doubling Farmers Income”, has been adjudged Best Video Film and awarded 1st prize by FAI in its Annual Conference held at Hotel Pullman in New Delhi. The award was given by Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers. The award was received by Shri V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO in the presence of Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh, MOS, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Ms. Bharathi S. Sihag, Secretary, Fertilizers and Shri Sanjay Agarwal , Secretary(Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare).
KRIBHCO’s subsidiary company, KRIBHCO Fertilizers Ltd (KFL) has also received Runnerup award for “ Best Technical Innovation Award”. An article written by KRIBHCO Surat, Plant Officers published by FAI Journal was also awarded by FAI.
Shri V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO receiving FAI award from Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers , in the presence of Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh, State Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Ms. Bharathi S. Sihag, Secretary, Fertilizers and Shri Sanjay Agarwal , Secretary(Agri., Cooperation and FW).
Contribution to Kerala CM Relief Fund
New Delhi, October 11th 2018 Kerala has faced worst ever floods in the century in the month of August, 2018. More than 50 lakh people in the State were affected and over 200 were killed amid torrential rain and floods and caused severe damage to fields, homes and other infrastructure. In order to provide help to the affected people of Kerala, Management of KRIBHCO appealed to all employees to contribute at least one day's salary towards Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, Kerala. Accordingly, Employees have contributed an amount of Rs. 44,25,748/- towards the Relief Fund.
Shri N Sambasiva Rao, Managing Director has presented the above cheque to Shri Puneet Kumar, IAS,Resident Commissioner, Kerala Government on 11.10.2018 at Kerala House, New Delhi. Shri S S Yadav, Executive Director (HR) and Shri L P Goodwin, Sr. Manager(M) were also present on the occasion.
Sh. V.S. Sirohi nominated as Chairman of Marketing Advisory Committee
New Delhi, April 27th 2018 - Sh. V.S.Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO, has been nominated as Chairman of Marketing Advisory Committee of Fertilizer Association of India. The Advisory Committe plays a useful role in guiding the activities of FAI and deliberating/addressing the issues faced by the industry.
Sh.V.S.Sirohi is a Post graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad. He has worked in various capacities in the Marketing, Material Management and Business & Strategy Development functions at Multi location like Meerut, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Bharuch in Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.(GNFC). In his long career with GNFC, he has also spearheaded the new business development initiatives in India & abroad.
KRIBHCO Felicitated for “Swachhata Hi Seva” and awarded for Innovative Traditions
New Delhi, October 4th 2017 - Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), the world’s premier fertilizer producing cooperative, has been felicitated for ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ and awarded for Innovative Traditions at a function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 2nd October’2017, being Gandhi Jayanti. The award was received by Sh. N.Sambasiva Rao, Managing Director and Sh. V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO from Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt of India. KRIBHCO has been a high accomplisher in marketing of City Compost made from Urban Waste and contributing in the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission”. KRIBHCO initiated co-marketing of City Compost made from urban waste since December, 2009. In order to popularize Compost, KRIBHCO is constantly educating farmers for its application in addition to chemical fertilizers.
On the occasion of “Swachh Bharat Diwas” and the 3rd Anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Govt. of India, organized a programme, which was inaugurated by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on 2nd October- “The Gandhi Jayanti”, who was Chief Guest of the function.
Sushri Uma Bharati, Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation; Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Housing & Urban Affairs; Shri S.S. Ahluwalia, Minister of State, Drinking Water & Sanitation and Shri Ramesh Chandappa Jigajinagi, Minister of State, Drinking Water & Sanitation were present during the function.
KRIBHCO received “The second Best Video Film Award” at FAI Awards-2017
Shri V.S.Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO received “The second Best Video Film Award” from Shri Ananth Kumar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, in the presence of Ms. Bharathi S. Sihag, Secy, Fertilizers, Sh. S.K. Pattanayak, Secy, DAC & FW and Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secy, DARE and DG, ICAR
KRIBHCO bagged the 2nd Prize under Corporate Brochure category at the PRSI National Award 2017
KRIBHCO bagged the 2nd Prize under Corporate Brochure category at the PRSI National Award 2017 held at Visakhapatnam on 15 December 2017.
KRIBHCO WINS THE “14th NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COST MANAGEMENT- 2016”
Shri Rajan Chowdhry, Finance Director and Shri G.P.Rao, CGM(F&A), KRIBHCO receiving 14th National Award for Excellence in Cost Management from Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Honorable Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs
Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), has been awarded the Second Prize by “14th National Award for Excellence in Cost Management 2016” under the Category of “Private-Manufacturing: Mega”.
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, a statutory body under an Act of Parliament, presents awards for excellence in Cost Management to promote and recognize Cost Management practices. For the last two years, i.e. 2014 & 2015 KRIBHCO was awarded the first prize under the same category. This is the third consecutive year, where in, KRIBHCO, which is in the business of manufacturing and marketing of Agri-inputs such as fertilizers and seeds, has been awarded and its efforts in implementation of innovative and effective tools in the field of cost management have been recognized at national level.
The award was presented by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Honorable Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs to Shri Rajan Chowdhry, Finance Director and Shri G.P.Rao, CGM(F&A), Hazira Plant at a function held at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi on 18th July,2017. The jury for the award was headed by Honorable Justice Dr.A.S.Anand, former Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission and consisted of various eminent personalities from the fields of economy & Industry.
Further Shri G.P.Rao, CGM(F&A), KRIBHCO was presented the CMA Achiever Award under the category of “Private – Manufacturing-Large-Male” from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India . The award was presented by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal , Honorable Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs for his contribution to the Profession of Cost Accountancy and to KRIBHCO in the same function. The jury for the award was headed by Shri Sanjay Jaju, IAS, Joint Secretary, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and consisted of various eminent personalities in fields of economy & Industry.
Sh. V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO felicitated with most influential MARKETING LEADERS Award
Dr. Sanjay Muthal, ED, RGF, Management Search, conferring on Shri V.S.Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO, the most influential Marketing Leaders Listing citation
Sh. V.S. Sirohi, Marketing Director, KRIBHCO has been felicitated and conferred with the most influential Marketing Leaders Award citation by World Marketing Congress in a function held at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 24th November, 2016.
It is significant to mention that Mr. Sirohi, who is Post Graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad, has contributed tremendously in the Agriculture field through Marketing of Agri inputs in various capacities. Prior to joining KRIBHCO, he was associated with GNFC. He has been actively associated with Lions Club of India, National HRD Forum and Executive’s Club. He is also a visiting faculty of FAI and several Management institutions. He is also current Chairman of FAI, Eastern Region Committee. Mr. Sirohi has been spearheading Pan India Marketing network of KRIBHCO, which is a leading Multi-State Cooperative Organisation, having a well diversified basket of agriculture inputs ranging from Chemical fertilizers, Bio-Fertilisers to Seeds. He has done a commendable job in the Marketing discipline.
Navbharat CSR Leadership Summit & Award Programme at Mumbai on 23.06.2017
Shri. R P S Pundir Sr. State Marketing Manager KRIBHCO Mumbai, receiving the award. Mrs. Rajashree Birla (Chairperson Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives & Rural Development), Shri. Neeraj Bajaj (CMS Mukund Ltd., Director of Bajaj Group), Shri. Y M Devaysthali (Ex CMD, L & T Finance, Holding Company) & Dr. Usha Kakare also seen in the Picture.
Navbharat Times organised a Navbharat CSR Leadership Summit & Award Programme at Mumbai on 23.06.2017. Hon’ble C. Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra Innograted Programme. On this occasion KRIBHCO got a Best Performance Award in Best Practices for Performing Agriculture 2016.