The year 2021 has been a blessing for the Indian market. The easiness it brought in the COVID-19 restrictions and regulations opened doors to many companies to stand out of the crowd. While most of the businesses were recovering back from the loss caused because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, few companies stayed grounded and conducted business in full swing. This inspired us to search and introduce you to the best companies in India of 2021.
Our search for India’s best companies of 2021, began with a bang as most of the companies were already making it on the news. But finding a unique company from an upcoming industry has been our aim for this edition. On our journey, we reached the foothills of the great Himalayans, where we crossed paths with Himalayan Bio Organic Foods Pvt. Ltd. who have a unique philosophy of conducting business that has helped them make a mark even in this highly digital and processed market.
In our conversation with Mrs Pooja Gupta, Founder of Himalayan Bio Organic Foods Pvt. Ltd., we discovered some of the most interesting facts about the working of the company, like the inspiration for the start of the company and their future plans, etc.
Here are some of the interesting highlights from our conversation with them.
Describe your company/firm/profession in detail.
At Himalayan Bio Organic Foods Pvt. Ltd., we have embraced the philosophy of a “Satvik” conscious lifestyle. We source our produce from the foothills of the Himalayas, where it is nourished by fertile mineral-rich soil, organic manure and snow melted water of the river Chenab. Our products are the ultimate blend of taste, aroma and purity cultivated, under the strict supervision of experts and after following good agriculture practices. Our wide range of products is not just limited to organic flour, rice, pulses, spices, superfoods, dry fruits, saffron, ready to eat snacks and cereals etc.
What made you venture into the industry you are catering to?
Being spiritual and a lover of nature myself, I always follow the path of simple living, and that is the reason I choose the path of organic farming over other means of business. Being a woman myself, I strongly believe that a real healthy society is one in which women are empowered.
What kind of offerings do you provide to your clients?
We offer a Spiritual and a “SATVIK” lifestyle. NIMBARK Organics’ food products are manufactured and tested in labs keeping in view the strict norms of USDA, Indian Organics, Apeda, etc.
What kind of challenges have you faced while entering the industry you are catering to?
The major challenge faced by us or any other organic food professionals, especially those based out of hilly/tribal villages is to find a suitable market and prices for their products.
How was your firm/business affected in these pandemic times and what were the steps taken by you to curb the damages all the while helping your clients and maintaining the safety of your employees?
I have requested the trust functionaries to produce or manufacture 3000 masks for free distribution among the poor families, which will be partially funded by NIMBARK organics. The trusts have already started processing these reusable masks with the help of a self-help group, Indies.
What would you like to advise the young generation of entrepreneurs?
As I always envisioned a sustainable livelihood for our society, I would like to advise young entrepreneurs that they should devise strategies for empowering people who are skilled and capable but lack resources. I also think that we should keep our horizons wide enough to include people residing in far and flung areas of our country. Our work ethics should be based on pure consciousness i.e becoming “Satvik” in everything we do.
Where do you envision your firm/business to be in the long run and what are your future goals? How do you plan to embrace the changes happening in your respective industry?
In the upcoming years, we want to be listed amongst the top five brands of the organic industry and for that, we have started capturing the market and making our presence global too.
What is the current industrial scenario of the industry you are catering to?
As we are catering to the organic industry and currently, the demand for the Indian Organics sector has not only witnessed a steady rise in India but also it is receiving appreciation globally. We are purely into organic farm produce, so we can take a lot of advantage from government bodies. For the organic sector government bodies have formulated many schemes, which we can avail in our business.
Pooja Gupta: A Passionate and Grounded Businesswoman from the Great Himalayas
Being the founder of NIMBARK Organics, I handle my business and social responsibilities in a very sober manner. I started developing clusters of fields, provided them with all technical know-how, awareness, and information about Indian Traditional Systems of Agricultural Farming.
These rural womenfolk, approximately 10,000 in number, are provided with all Organic inputs by the NIMBARK Organics. Even the marketing facilities are provided after proper testing, packaging, and labelling. Apart from this, I periodically interact with rural womenfolk to listen to their problems, if any and I’m always ready to extend my helping hand to those needy ones.