New Delhi, 27th July, 2015: Dhanuka Agritech Limited, a leading agrochemical formulations company of India, recently launched a course on Agricultural Extension Services in Public Private Partnership mode. The course jointly launched in association with Junagadh Agriculture University in Gujarat will benefit the agri-input dealers & distributors. A one year diploma, the course will focus on Agricultural inputs and services and training for new technologies.Previously, the course has been launched at Anand Agricultural University, Anand and Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari.
The Agricultural Extension Course devised as per the norms of IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is offered on a distant education learning mode. The duration of the course will be for one year and would be divided into eight modules in which applied topics will be taught by scientists of different faculties.
Present at the occasion were Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, Director (Marketing), Dhanuka Agritech Limited, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, ICAR, Director of Groundnut Research, Junagadh, Professor M.C. Varshneya, Vice Chancellor, Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar, Mr. P.K.Kanodia, President, Dhanuka Agritech Limited, Dr. D.J. Koshiya, Advisor (R&D), Dhanuka Agritech Limited, officers of Junagadh Agriculture University and Department of Agriculture. Also present were about 150 distributors from Junagarh & adjoining regions.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, Director (Marketing), Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. said, “It is a matter of great pride to be associated with Junagarh Agriculture University for the welfare of the farming community. India is the second largest country in terms of agriculture productivity and input dealers are the major source of information for farmers. Hence it is important that they are equipped with latest developments and technological advancement in the industry. With our expertise and on ground experience, we are confident to make this course a true value proposition in curriculum of the university.”
Dr. A. R. Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Junagarh Agricultural University said, “These days, agriculture is becoming knowledge based and it is essential to communicate the correct knowledge to the farmers .I am happy and grateful to Dhanuka Agritech Limited for coming forward and helping us introduce the new course. These efforts will surely help us go a long way.”
Dhanuka Agritech has always been at the forefront of bringing world class agro-solutions to farmers across the Indian geography. There is a large network of agri input dealers in the country estimated to be around 3 lakh, who are an important source of “Farm Information” to the farming community. It is expected that by undergoing specific training they can become future professional agri information providers & make “Market Led Extension”, a reality, leading to a paradigm shift in Indian Agriculture
The company has a highly diverse product range with over 85 products providing solutions for almost all problems in all crops.
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 8,000 distributors & dealers selling to over 75,000 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 penetrations. Dhanuka Agritech currently has 30 offices across India and 45 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’ for the third time 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 ManagementVisit: www.dhanuka.com