Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt Ltd (SLCM)

Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt Ltd (SLCM) is an ISO 9001: 2008 & ISO 22000: 2005 certified, post harvest Agri-Logistics Group. SLCM warehouse management is equipped with technology to offer storage and protection services for the entire range of agri-commodities. SLCM has been handling more than 157 agri commodities include ng Cotton, Barley, Bajra, Castor Seeds, Wheat, Pulses, Maize, Spices, Aloe Vera, etc., across India. As on today, SLCM manages a technology enabled network of more than 740 warehouses and 15 cold storages across 17 states with a total capacity of over 1.71 Million Metric Tonnes spread over 9.32 Million square feet area and a throughput of more than 240 Million Metric Tonnes.

SLCM is constantly bringing the best practices to upgrade the processes in the warehousing domain. In the first year of its operation, SLCM brought "Bar Coded" storage receipts in practice that eliminated the risk of Fraud in terms of fake storage receipts.
In a country like India where post harvest losses are pegged at 10%, SLCM has been instrumental in devising technology that has cut post harvest losses to 0.5% irrespective of infrastructure, crop or geographic location. (Accredited by FICCI in their Study) SLCM has devised a SOP which amalgamates technology with Agri domain expertise & allows SLCM to operate any warehouse agnostic to infrastructure, location, weather pattern across any kind of agriculture crop. It has also applied for patenting this scientific technology of storage under the name of “AGRI REACH”. SLCM will soon offer scientific support to agricultural economies of the new developing nations in ASEAN and African region. With this view, SLCM has commenced its operations in Myanmar last year.

SLCM is one of the first companies in warehouse management to raise three successful rounds of private equity funding and is backed by the highest quality institutional shareholders:

  • Nexus Venture Partners
  • Mayfield Venture Partners
  • Everstone Capital
  • ICICI’s EIF Fund

SLCM has been conferred with CII Scale Award 2015 for Exemplary position in Supply Chain & Logistics in Agri Warehousing, Emerging Warehousing Company Award by CPAI, Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award for Fair Trade & Supply Chain, Emerging Brand for Rural Impact Award by CMO Asia, Innovative 100 Company by Inc India & CPAI Award for Excellence in Warehousing.  

And Mr. Sandeep Sabharwal – CEO SLCM Group was recognized as the Most Innovative CEO by Inc India in Dec 2014.

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DuPont is a science company established in 1802. It tackles some of the world’s biggest challenges by creating real-world solutions that help make people’s lives better, safer and healthier.

Its ten businesses are guided by three strategic priorities: Agriculture & Nutrition, Advanced Materials, and Bio-Based Industrials. DuPont uses its world-class science and global reach to help provide safe, sufficient food; ample, sustainable energy; and protection for people and the environment.

DuPont Crop Protection creates tools to help growers feed the world. Working together with partners, DuPont Crop Protection delivers insect, weed and disease control solutions to help growers realize enhanced farming operations worldwide. As a testament to innovation, DuPont Crop Protection has earned the Agrow award for ‘Best R&D Pipeline’ in the industry for two consecutive years. The business generates more than $3 billion in annual revenue, and a significant part of this goes towards R&D to build better solutions for farmers across globe.

DuPont Crop Protection in India is committed to bring the latest R&D innovations and technologies for the benefit of Indian farmers: products that not only protect crops, but are also safe to applicators, for the eco-system and the end-consumer.  Even though DuPont entered the Indian market many years after other established corporations, it has been able to successfully introduce a wide range of crop protection solutions and help transform the business of millions of growers.

The business has attained leadership position in many segments, and is amongst the top five crop protection companies in India with a strong revenue growth of over 20% CAGR in the last 5 years.

DuPont is using its innovative global technologies and collaborations to realize local needs and has transformed its portfolio to focus on key markets in India. To locally formulate the latest technology products, the business has a manufacturing unit in Savli, Vadodara, Gujarat. It also has a significant presence in the DuPont Knowledge Center based out of Hyderabad where several crop scientists work in collaboration with global R&D teams and develop local solutions.

DuPont has a strong and capable field sales & marketing team of more than 1500 (full time and contract) that reaches out to millions of farmers every day and helps them realize better productivity.  It has a strong channel presence serving over 30000 retailers.
Highest ethical behavior is one of the DuPont core values, and deeply entrenched in every business transaction.




Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience is the market leader in the Crop Protection business in India. It also operates in Seeds and Environmental Science, and has production facilities in Himatnagar and Vapi.

The legal entity, Bayer CropScience Limited, is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and in FY 2014-2015, registered a Total Revenue of € 438 million* (INR 37, 233 million) and Profit Before Tax of € 67.5 million* (INR. 5,735 million). The Company has a workforce of 1200 employees, approximately 3000 farm advisors and a distribution network of over 3500 distributors.

Crop Protection activities are focused in four areas: Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides and Seed Treatment. Bayer CropScience is also one of the leading companies in the Plant Growth Regulator market. The Seeds business division provides high quality hybrid seeds for field crops and vegetables. Environmental Science is a leader in non-agricultural pest management and weed control.

These business segments together offer an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture as well as for non-agricultural applications. With a well-balanced portfolio of over 50 high performance brands and an exciting pipeline resulting from innovation excellence, Bayer CropScience’s portfolio in India responds to a whole range of market needs.

About Sonalika

From humble beginnings in 1969 to emerging as the leader in tractor and farm equipment manufacturing in India, the Sonalika Group has come a long way. The group has created a rich culture of serving the cause of farm mechanization across the globe and is providing livelihood to thousands of employees, customers, vendors and dealers. Sonalika Agro Industries Corporation, the group's maiden venture is one of the foremost Farm equipment and implements manufacturing companies in India. Sonalika Agro is a pioneer in manufacturing advanced agricultural implements suiting the needs of global farmers.

StarAgri Finance Limited

“To be a trusted financial partner for India’s agri-community, supporting them across their financial needs and enabling their economic empowerment to create better lives.”

Enabling Financial Inclusion, Transforming Lives

  1. StarAgri Finance endeavours to facilitate financial inclusion by enabling wider access to rural credit, ethically and responsibly. Our belief in high-impact credit solutions and their power to change the lives of India’s agri-community is at the core of our philosophy.
  2. Enabling farmers and other agri-communities to obtain credit with ease, we aim to wean them from unorganized local money markets. Committed to ethical practices in lending, we are equipping rural India with the confidence and resources to make informed financial decisions.
  3. Insulating India’s agri-community from harsh financial practices and preventing them from being burdened by debt; we are committed to empowering them to achieve their goals by enhancing their financial capabilities. Transparent Credit Solutions to Transform Rural India

StarAgri Finance is a trusted financial partner to rural India providing integrated credit services and customised financing solutions for diverse agri asset and collateral needs. With easy, transparent and affordable access to credit, we enable small and large Indian farmers, farmer groups, agri and allied businesses to access finance for their agri-business needs.

Committed to providing genuine credit solutions, we aim to propel rural India to higher productivity and improved socio-economic well-being.


During mid- sixties the Co-operative sector in India was responsible for distribution of 70 per cent of fertilisers consumed in the country. This Sector had adequate infrastructure to distribute fertilisers but had no production facilities of its own and hence dependent on public/private Sectors for supplies. To overcome this lacuna and to bridge the demand supply gap in the country, a new cooperative society was conceived to specifically cater to the requirements of farmers. It was an unique venture in which the farmers of the country through their own Co-operative Societies created this new institution to safeguard their interests. The number of Co-operative Societies associated with IFFCO have risen from 57 in 1967 to 39,824 at present.

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) was registered on November 3, 1967 as a Multi-unit Co-operative Society. On the enactment of the Multistate Co-operative Societies act 1984 & 2002, the Society is deemed to be registered as a Multistate Co-operative Society. The Society is primarily engaged in production and distribution of fertilisers. The byelaws of the Society provide a broad frame work for the activities of IFFCO as a Co-operative Society.

IFFCO commissioned an ammonia - urea complex at Kalol and the NPK/DAP plant at Kandla both in the state of Gujarat in 1975. Another ammonia - urea complex was set up at Phulpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh in 1981. The ammonia - urea unit at Aonla was commissioned in 1988.