Mahyco Bags ABLE Award For Outstanding Contribution To Agri-biotech Sector

Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited (Mahyco), one of the leading agri-biotech companies in the country was felicitated with an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Agriculture Sector by the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), the industry body for the biotech sector. Mahyco received this prestigious award under the ‘Bio-Agri’ category, in the presence of key national and international dignitaries on the occasion of ABLE’s tenth anniversary celebration in New Delhi on March 11, 2013.
The award was given to Mahyco based on the last ten years’ performance of the company in the Agri Biotech sector, which was evaluated and judged by members of an independent jury on various parameters.
Since its inception, Mahyco has made significant contributions towards developing improved seeds. It’s strong commitment towards technology development and strict adherence to quality have helped the organization to carve a niche in the Agri-biotech sector. This has also earned the company a reputation as a harbinger in using cutting edge technology in India to meet the diverse needs of farmers to improve their productivity and profitability, and simultaneously be respected globally for its high quality hybrid/open-pollinated seeds.
On receiving this award Mr. Raju Barwale, Managing Director, Mahyco said that, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from ABLE which is in recognition of our path-breaking research to provide the cutting-edge agricultural technology to the farmers and improve their productivity and profitability. This honour will encourage us to continue to invest in research and development to enable the agriculture sector to contribute significantly to our economy.”
Over the past 15 years, Mahyco and its promoters have won several awards and honours including first national award for biotech product commercialization and the World Food Prize by the World Food Prize Foundation, USA.
Key dignitaries present for the award ceremony were Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mr. Shashi Tharoor, ABLE President Dr. PM Murali, Biocon CMD Ms. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Former ICICI Bank Chairman Mr Narayanan Vaghul and Chief Executive Officer of Burrill & Company, Mr G Steven Burrill.