Top Agricultural Companies in India

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Agriculture is the most integral part of Indian economy, and at present the country is among the top farm
producers in the world. Agriculture is a source of employment for over 50 percent of the population. The sector contributes around 13.9 percent to the GDP. The overall production has seen a steep rise in the past six decades. According to official estimate, the total production during 2014-15 crop year is 251.12 million tonnes. The major agricultural products cultivated in India are wheat, rice, potatoes, cotton, oil seeds, jute, sugarcane and tea.

List of Top 10 Agricultural Companies

DuPont India

This is one of the oldest agricultural companies in India, established way back in 1802. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont's corporate and head office are situated in Gurgaon, Haryana. The company deals in 'Agro based products' which include seeds, pesticides and insecticides that protect crops such as rice, wheat, vegetables, sugarcane, soybean, pulses, lentils and so on. The company also provides healthcare services for animals.

Rallies India Limited

A subsidiary of the Tata Group, Rallies India Limited was founded in 1815 and is one of the foremost agrochemical companies. It deals in agricultural products ranging from fertilisers and pesticides to seeds and treated seed chemicals. A research and development wing of Rallies India, involved in product development, is also situated in Bangalore.

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited

Nuziveedu Seeds Limited deals in agricultural seeds, as the name of the company suggests. The largest producer of BT cotton seed in India, Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd. was founded in 1973. It has its corporate and head office in Hyderabad, Telangana. The company offers seeds for a wide range of crops: cotton, vegetable, mustard, sorghum, pearl millet, sunflower, maize and paddy seeds. NSL group, an Indian conglomerate, is the parent company of the Nuziveedu Seeds Limited.

Lemken India Agro Equipments Private Limited

Lemken India was operationalised in 2010 and its headquarters in Nagpur, Maharashtra. It is a recognised manufacturer of machinery needed for soil cultivation, sowing and plant protection, It has its manufacturing plant in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Lemken has spread its business in 45 countries around the world. Lemken India is one of the leaders in producing plough, cultivator, and Power Harrow and other agricultural implements.

Advanta Limited

Established in 1994, Advanta Limited is active in the seeds business.It is a plant genetics company. It's corporate office and headquarters are in Hyderabad, Telangana. Advanta is amongst the leaders in the agricultural industry having its presence in six continents. Advanta is a world leader as far as forges and grain are concerned. It is listed in NSE and BSE indexes.

Monsanto India

Monsanto India is the Indian subsidiary of the American agricultural giant, which was founded in 1901 in Missouri, USA. Monsanto India's prime business includes production of pesticides and seeds. Monsanto India is headquartered at Mumbai, Maharashtra and is rated amongst the top agricultural companies in India.

Poabs Organic Estates

Based in Tiruvalla, Kerala, Poabs Organic Estates was set up in 1889. It is a multi-crop plantation company. Poabs Organic Estates dominates the agro-based product market as far as coffee, tea, white pepper and black pepper are concerned. The company has won many accolades nationally and internationally in the coffee and tea segments.

National Agro Industry

National Agro Industry was established in 1970 and is based in Ludhiana,Punjab. National Agro Industry is involved in manufacturing of agricultural equipment and enjoys a considerable market share in the concerned sector in India. Some of the notable products of the company include ridge planter, crop planter, paddy grain planter, seed drill, maize sheller and vegetable seed extractor.

Godrej Agrovet Limited

This subsidiary of Godrej group came into existence in 1990.. The company deals in agro-based products and is one of the top agricultural entities in India. The company is known for providing bird feeds, animal feeds, agro chemicals, poultry-based products and palm oil plantation.

Rasi Seeds

As the name suggests, Rasi Seeds is involved in the agricultural seeds production. It was founded in 1973. Seeds for pearl millet, maize and cotton are produced by Rasi Seeds. It is one of the best biotech companies of India and has won many awards for offering best quality seed and expertise in farming.

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Last Updated on May 19, 2015