Mr. Raghavendra Ponarkar
Achiever's Success Story
Facilitating the agriculture industry and making it global
Mr Raghavendra Ponarkar hails from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He has been working in the agriculture sector (vegetable seed production and export related field) since the past 22 years. He is currently Country Head & CEO at Verdant Vegetable Seed Company. The three important development goals that he focuses on are community service, ethical leadership and futuristic team development.
Since they are working in agriculture field, it gives them the chance to help thousands of growers in terms of –
- Robust financial support
As they are producing hybrid vegetable seeds and exporting the same to many countries which attracts high revenue to thousands of growers.
- B) Strong Technical support
Compared to the conventional method, growers get the globally accepted high end technology from us which leads to more yield in their field.
- Assured Income
Growers will get assured income compared to fluctuational conventional market method.
- Jobs to next gen growers
Seed industry is providing challenging jobs to present generation even to lesser educated group.
- Jobs to skilled work force
As seed production is labour intensive work, so this industry is providing job to N number of labourers.
Through the brand they also attracting customers globally by –
- Connecting foreign customers to India
Irrespective of tough competition from chain, by providing high quality seeds they are able to attract many customers from different parts of the world.
- Generating valuable revenue in dollars
As their entire seeds are exported, so they are able to produce valuable and much needed foreign revenue.
- Pulling foreign technology to India
As they have to provide globally accepted quality seeds so they have to use global technology which they get from their customers or from our joint ventured companies which is the most valuable; through which the grower community is becoming techno savvy.
Another important factor that they emphasis on is Global team development. The key areas they focus on are
- Technical workforce
During the process of global product output, they have the responsibility to develop the best fine-tuned team which is the best opportunity to the Indian youths.
- Global opportunity to Indian Youths
With attention from global community and experience, the youths are getting global opportunity to grab the jobs globally.
Mr Raghavendra Ponarkar has also been recognised for exemplary contribution. Some of his accolade includes-
- “Best Exporter Award in Gold Category” by Govt. of Karnataka in 2011-12 & 2012-13
- “Export Excellence Award” by FKCCI , Bangalore in 2012 & 2013
- “Prestigious Vanijya Ratna Award” by KCCI Hubballi in 2013
- Bagged “Prestigious Indian Achievers Award 22-23” from IAF India
- Took “Prestigious Certificate of Merit” from GMI and NHRDI