Sid’s Farm, a premium D2C dairy brand based out of Telangana, was recognized and felicitated as the ‘Best Agri Start-up’ of Telangana. This honor was bestowed on the company at a well-attended awards ceremony organized under the aegis of The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), in association with Samunnati, India’s major open-agri network of smallholder farmers. Kishore Indukuri, founder, Sid’s Farm, received the award on behalf of his organization from Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, minister of state, Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Government of India.
The MANAGE-Samunnati Agri-Start-up Awards recognize impact-driven agriculture and Agri-Tech start-ups dedicated to rebuilding the agriculture development ecosystem and supporting farmers through technological innovations. A major focus of the evaluation for the award was on impact creation, farmer connect, and the gravity of the problems addressed by the nominated start-up. In addition to the progress made by the company regarding the solution.
Speaking on the honor, Dr. Kishore Indukuri, founder, Sid’s Farm, said, “Our focus at Sid’s Farm has been quality and customer-focused operations, which we constantly improve and better. We are deeply grateful to our farmer partners as well as all our hard-working team members whose innovative acumen and will to serve have made us a people’s organization. This honor, for which I am humbled and grateful, renews our commitment towards building a healthy, safe, and ethically nourished India.”
It is the second edition of the MANAGE Samunnati awards. A total of 32 awards comprising three awards at the National level, 27 at the State level, and two women entrepreneurs were bestowed. Selected start-ups were invited to the award ceremony, held on Sep 14, 2022, at MANAGE. Sushri Shobha Karandlaje, Honourable Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare, Government of India, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and presented the awards to the winners. Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Anil Kumar SG, founder & chief executive officer, Samunnati, P Chandra Shekhara, director general, MANAGE, and Saravanan Raj, director (Agricultural Extension), MANAGE.