Mr Ramji Mangukia, Director, Agriland Biotech
"Gujarat is a peaceful state. It has proactive government. Located in the middle of the country, it offers an easy access to reach to country sides. Besides, it has maximum sea ports, good air travel access, good Infrastructure such as roads, railways, uninterrupted electricity supply, transports etc., skilled and technically sound human resource, good state agricultural universities." These are words, Mr Ramji Mangukia, Director of a small agribiotech company - Agriland Biotech has to say about Gujarat as a biotech investment destination at the 'Vibrant Gujarat 2013: Global Investors Summit' concluded on January 13 at Gandhinagar.
Total Investment Intentions for 17,719 projects, including 12,886 in SME sector, promising jobs to 0.37 million were announced at the sixth version of Vibrant Gujarat, Gujarat Government's flagship mega event that was attended by top functionaries of governments, captains of industries and investors, management experts, dignitaries and delegates. A total of 2,100 representatives from 121 countries have attended 127 seminars on different topics.
Agriland Biotech, actively involving in the promotion of biological, organic and environment-friendly agricultural products, plans to invest less than Rs 2 crore in creating employment opportunity to about 20 persons in Gujarat in coming period.
Speaking to BioSpectrum, Mr Ramji Mangukia said, " Gujarat Horticulture Mission and Gujarat State BioTechnology Mission are rendering financial help to the entrepreneurs. Besides, the government offers assistance to expedite the commissioning units and helps in promoting markets as well."
Agriland is constantly endeavoring in to biological process innovations and exploring the possibilities of plant protection and plant nutrition products of high field efficacies. Pioneered with biological plant protection products in 1994, the company has undertaken the world class manufacturing technology called Surface Technology, a second big jackpot to the farmers of India. High potency plant protection products are being manufactured by using new technology.
"We already have huge capacity to produce. Our quality products, have been contributing their best in solving plant protection problems. We are looking for partners to expand our reach in the country as we are keen on catering to the needs of the are in exports too, but our priorities are to cater to the needs of our country farmers first, B2B on the send and thirdly the overseas, " Mr Ramji Mangukia added.