Maharashtra has been the powerhouse of agricultural and industrial growth in India since independence. Widely considered to be one of the richest and most progressive states in India, Maharashtra has been the driving force for the country’s economy, and a favored destination for foreign investment. With less than 10% of land area and population of the country, the state contributes about 12.4% of the National Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Maharashtra has been a key contributor to the agriculture sector in India. It remains predominantly an agrarian economy, with about two-third of the population engaged in agriculture. Maharashtra has 18.9% of gross cropped area (GCA) under irrigation, as compared to 44.3% of all India GCA. The visionary and inclusive policies of the Government of Maharashtra have catalyzed the development and have propelled the state towards progress.
Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation Ltd (MAIDC) was founded in 1965 to promote modernisation of the Agro sector through mechanisation and is a manifest example of the forward-looking policies of the state.
MAIDC is a profit oriented organization registered under the Companies Act, 1956. Right from its inception, MAIDC has been empowering the farmers' community to achieve higher productivity in agriculture. The objective of the company is to make available to the farmers of Maharashtra standard quality Fertilizers, Pesticides, Agro Engineering Implements & Animal feed to the extent required & at the time of requirement & at competitive rates.
The company is engaged in manufacture of granulated mixed fertilizer (NPK) in various proportions at its factories located at Pachora (Jalgaon District), Jalna, Nanded, Wardha, Kolhapur & Rasayani (Raigad District). It also formulates pesticides through its subsidiary company Maharashtra Insecticides Limited (MIL) at its plants at Akola & Lote (Ratnagiri District).
Besides selling its manufactured Fertilizers & Pesticides under KrushiUdyog (KU) brand, company also utilises its network of over 1500 dealers spread throughout Maharashtra to market supplementary products of other reputed companies.
The Company has its own R & D wing & has developed several multipurpose agricultural implements of great utility & acceptability. KRUSHIVATOR (a tractor drawn implement) is one of them. The Company is in constant touch with State Agricultural Universities & Govt. of India Institutions to test & promote newly developed implements or the implements with better & improved designs. Agri Engineering facility is located at Chinchwad, Pune.
The Company has Animal Feed manufacturing unit at Chinchwad, Pune & at Yeotmal & markets nutritious Animal Feed of various combinations & can customize its products also in case of a specific requirement.
The Company has a small unit at Nagpur engaged in manufacture of various fruit juices, squashes, syrups, jams, ketchups, etc. under the very popular 'NOGA' brand.
The Company has headquarters at Mumbai & manages its affairs through twelve Regional Offices located at Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Nashik, Jalgaon, Pune, Aurangabad, Nanded, Osmanabad, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur & Chandrapur.
Maharashtra Agro Industries Development Corporation Limited (MAIDC) has also been designated as State Nodal Agency by Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India. In its role as State Nodal Agency it scrutinizes & forwards various proposals of entrepreneurs under different schemes of assistance from Govt. of India. It also helps entrepreneurs in preparing projects, selecting the area, etc. MAIDC has also developed a Food Park at Butibori near Nagpur with concept to provide common infrastructure facilities for small to medium food processing units. MAIDC is also in the process of setting up a Flower Auction Centre at Mumbai.
Vision & Objectives
Encouraging and facilitating farmers to adopt an integrated approach to agriculture and work towards achieving better returns and economic success in the face of Liberalization and Globalization.
MAIDC was setup with the primary objective to streamline the system for timely supply of agricultural inputs, equipments and services at reasonable rates to the farmers in the State of Maharashtra.
- To manufacture and distribute Agricultural Farm Machinery.
- To manufacture and distribute other agricultural inputs such as Fertilizers, Pesticides, Seeds etc.
- To manufacture and distribute products pertaining to Dairy, Poultry and Allied Trade.
- To develop agro based industries for carrying out processing of agricultural produces and to assist such industries.
- To render assistance to individuals, who are in the field of agriculture and allied industries in modernizing their farms and industries.
Board of Directors
Shri. Radhakrishan Vikhe Patil
Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture
Government of Maharashtra, Mantralaya,
MUMBAI 400 032
Shri. Sanjay Sawkare,
Hon'ble State Minister for Agriculture
Government of Maharashtra, Mantralaya,
MUMBAI 400 032
Dr. Sudhirkumar Goel, I.A.S.,
Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture/co-op)
Government of Maharashtra, Agriculture Dept.,
5th floor, Annex Bldg., Mantralaya,
MUMBAI - 400 032
Shri. Umakant Dangat, I.A.S.,
Krushi Aauktalaya, Shivaji Nagar,
PUNE - 411 001
Shri. C. R. Lohi,
Director, Cental Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Budni, M.P. Govt.of India.
Shri. Dinesh Waghmare, I.A.S.,
Rajan House, Second Floor, Prabhadevi,
MUMBAI - 400 025
Managing Director's Message
"M.A.I.D.C. LTD is an important Corporation of the Govt. of Maharashtra, a progressive and leading state in India. It gives me a great pleasure to state that this Company, incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956, has been doing excellent work in the field of manufacturing, processing, marketing and trading of Agricultural products. It gives me a great pleasure to say that the Corporation is efficiently managed by its workforce, which has always reflected in ever growing Business turnover and assured returns to the Govt. of Maharashtra, by way of dividends right from its year of inception i.e. December 1965.
Though commercial in venture the Corporation has also considered the Social aspects while manufacturing and marketing of its inputs and services to the farmers. As such profits alone may not form the sole objective while considering factors of social benefit, market balancing, consistent quality assurance etc.
The Company is also acting as a facilitator in promoting various programmes of the Govt both State and Centre. Its appointment as Nodal Agency for promotion of Agro processing by the Ministry of Food Processing Govt. of India and its thrust on creating job opportunities by promoting self-employment schemes in rural areas, speaks about its versatility and assurance of delivering programmes recognized by the Govt.
Up gradation in the Production Technologies and Marketing Strategies are important for the economic success in the face of Liberalization and Globalization. The Corporation is fully committed and geared up to make suitable, necessary and important changes so as to become more Market friendly and Economy oriented. The thrust will be on up-gradation of production facilities, supplementing Product Lines, Strengthening core areas of competence particular1y in the area of marketing where it holds large distribution network, well spread out, over the State of Maharashtra.
The Company will be looking out for Joint Ventures with interest to take up New Challenges envisaged in the 'KRUSHI SAPT AK' "Programme which is a new and major initiative by a Govt. of Maharashtra for Action Plan and execution based on the recommendation of Dr. Swaminathan Committee. The Corporation will strive to address important issues of Mechanization of Agriculture, particular1y use of important hand tools and implements by Woman in Agriculture, who form sizable workforce in Indian Agriculture.
Finally I look forward to the Company making further and higher strides in the service of farmers of the State in particular and the Nation in general."–Shri. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
Chairman, MAIDC Limited.