KRISHIDHAN exhibits the perfect integration of research, production, QM, processing, marketing & support activities. It has built its own strong infrastructure in each and every area of operation which supports it in achieving its goal in the desired manner. This unique synergy of various departments has started yielding results. These results will be more conspicuous &visible in terms of improved top line and robust bottom line. Following are the key factors which portray the strengths of KRISHIDHAN as compared to peers:
The main focus of Krishidhan’s research in R&D is to develop need based elite varieties and hybrids that would attract farmers' attention and benefit them because of high yield and quality as well as provide unique selling points (USPs) to the marketing division to ensure competitiveness. This department over a period of time got strengthened with following infrastructure:
7 farms with total area of 202 acres in different agro-climatic zones with identified mandated crops namely .
Production of genetically pure and good quality pedigree seed is an exacting task. It requires high technical skills and comparatively heavy financial investment. At Krishidhan, during seed production, strict attention is given to the maintenance of genetic purity and other qualities of seeds in order to pass on maximum benefits to farmers by introduction of new superior crop plant varieties. Seed production activities at Krishidhan are carried out under standardized and well-organized conditions assisted by SAP.
Seed production program of Krishidhan is spread over 93,600 acres of land under contract farming in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Rajasthan. Krishidhan, has taken up the exigent task of providing superior quality seeds of wide range of crops to the farmers within the set time frame. The company recognizes that this is possible only through Quality Seed Production.
Seeds received from the production fields are often at high moisture content and contain trash and other inert material, weed seeds, deteriorated and damaged seeds, off-size seeds, etc. At Krishidhan we undertake seed processing in truly scientific manner. Different processing modules are adapted for different crops and seasons, meeting stringent quality norms. These steps include specific combination and sequence of pre-conditioning, drying, pre-cleaning, grading, sizing, weight separation, colour-sorting, treatment, coating, palleting and packing.
Krishidhan has a wide range of laboratories including Biotech Lab, Plant Molecular Biology Lab, Tissue Culture / Transformation Lab & Entomology Lab, Seed Testing Lab & Quality Analysis Lab. It further has plans to add Molecular Marker / Genomics Lab & Bio control Agent Lab.
Seed is the most vital input that sets the potential for crop yield and so achieving the best seed quality standards is the Krishidhan’s prime goal. For this purpose, the quality specifications/norms for field and seed stages prescribed in the Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards published by the Govt. of India are kept as the minimum base; and additional specifications are indicated and adhered to.
Quality Management is a mechanism in-built in the entire seed production and handling chain; right from the choice of seed used for seed production up to the ultimate use of the final seed for commercial crop production. Hence, the company enforces strict Quality Management (QM) measures. The Company has well equipped QM Lab, strictly according to the Seed Testing Procedures/Rules of the International Seed Testing Association [ISTA].
The Company also maintains elaborate Grow Out Testing Facilities in 3 different locations/ agro climates - about 30 ha in all - where , annually about 30,000 samples are grown out for Genetic Purity confirmation as pre or post control as may be relevant for the seed in question.
Krishidhan Group has widespread presence across different agro climatic zones in India. The Sales and Distribution network covers 15 prominent agrarian states in India with a dedicated team of more than 130 Agribusiness professionals.
To achieve its vision of improving socio economic status of the Indian Farmer Krishidhan Group has invested in creating outreach covering more than 1,193 dealers/distributors with 25000 plus no of retailers across 30000 villages benefiting more than 600000 farmers Its warehousing space which is approximately 22,000 sq ft is managed by established Carrying and forwarding agents
We have implemented state of art Information technology in Krishidhan group, Includes latest servers, Personal computers, laptops, advance networking equipments and software including ERP.
The entire IT set-up is implemented with latest technologies and features with futuristic scalability .Even if we grow 10 times we would be able to continue with the same investments made, at the most there will be a marginal increase in the investment to take care of the future Growth.
We are connected to Locations all over India which includes Head Office, Corporate Office, Regional Office, Production Plants, Processing Plants, Sales Offices & Warehouses supporting 24 X 7 Operations using VPN Network. We have introduced Biometric based Smart Card as Identity Card and Attendance Recording.
Every employee is Computer Savvy and well trained hence it improves the efficiency, accuracy and also the work culture. We have used NSPOF setup (No single point of failure) for the 24x7x365 ERP implementation within Krishidhan Group. It includes everything in dual mode like two power supply , two UPS, two IBM servers, two networking equipments which are working continuously, if one fails another takes control over without disturbing user and with load sharing and load balancing technology.
We have strong IT teams to support all aspects like Hardware , Network , Software Development , System Administration and Core-Team having strong Domain Expertise in the respected area.
We have chosen SAP world best ERP for our Business Operations across the entire group. We mapped all the Business processes on to SAP latest version My SAP ECC 6.0 EHP 7 which will be single system for all Business Operations to have common Database, there by utilizing full potential of SAP to great extent.
We also implemented HR Processes like Organization Management, Recruitment, Personnel Administration, Personnel Development, Time Management, Training, Travel Management and all Payroll related operations.
Continuous Improvements to increase the efficiency and take care of changes in business requirements from time to time, we have a system of Review of Operations periodically by visiting the actual end-users to get the feedback, make sure and validate, also further educate the users on the effective usage of the systems, procedures and processes.
To match the ever changing needs of the business KSL believes at having an efficient support services. As on date we have SAP which helps us exercise tight control over business and also helps to take timely and efficient decisions.