India, August 27, 2022: Anand Chandra, Executive Director & Co-founder, Arya.ag, India’s largest and fastest-growing integrated grain commerce platform, was felicitated by the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), as its outstanding alumni, for his achievements and contributions in agriculture.
Chandra has been an alumnus of MANAGE, and has left a distinctive mark during his time at the esteemed institute. Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Honourable Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, felicitated Chandra at the institute’s 6th Convocation of PGDM (ABM).
Arya.ag was co-founded by Anand Chandra in 2013 and today, Arya.ag holds the unique distinction of being the only profitable agritech startup at scale in India. Be it concentrating on the near-farm primary and secondary markets or innovating on the first-of-its-kind price-risk mitigation model for FPOs or deployment of hermetic storage technology, Arya’s aim to impact rural lives and improve livelihoods has always been technology driven. And that, has become a big differentiator for Arya.ag.
Anand Chandra, Executive Director & Co-founder, Arya.ag, said, “I feel truly humbled and honoured by this recognition. At MANAGE, you learn life tools like grit, resilience, and efficiency, but you also leave with a strong sense of community and social responsibility. The entrepreneurial mindset we develop at MANAGE enables us to impact the world around us. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to my Alma Mater for recognizing our efforts at Arya to bring a positive change in the farming community.”
Dr. K. Anand Reddy, Principal Coordinator PGDM (ABM), MANAGE, said “MANAGE is proud to honour outstanding MANAGE Alumni who have been serving the farming community through their own Agri-Ventures. We recognize the impact of Arya.ag on the agri community and congratulate Anand and the other recipients, Mr.Thorat Yogesh Suresh for your contribution to the farming community through ‘Arya.ag’. MANAGE is proud of the achievements of its Alumni like you.”
Mr. Maruti, Founder Director Fresh Produce Value Creation Services (Go4Fresh) and Mr.Thorat Yogesh Suresh from Maha FPC were also felicitated during the function.