Anil Agrawal's Sanwaria Agro has been ranked one of the fastest wealth creators between 2006 and 2011. The Agrawal family has years of expertise in procuring
soybean and supplying it to companies such as ITC and SM Dyechem.
"In the basmati rice industry, the most important asset is experience in the commodity. It takes time to acquire. Old is gold here, unlike with most other commodities where the old gets discarded," says the Delhi-based miller and exporter.
Jang Bahadur Singh Sangha has used technology to make the humble potato a money spinner. And he also rules maize. His family is the largest potato and maize producer in the country with more than 5,000 acres of land spread across Punjab.
Many Indian lords of the field are raking in money with simple commodities
such as potatoes, maize, rice and soybean, with their success
attracting big private equity deals at a time when the rest of the
economy is in the grip of a slowdown.. Business Today brings you a quartet that shows how it is done.
Rahoul Jain has made Capricorn Food one of the top mango processors in India. The company sells pulp, concentrates and frozen fruit, but mango pulp accounts for the largest chunk of its business.
While some would object to 'contaminating' good liquor, you have to agree that a lip-smacking cocktail has its own merits.