Exotic vegetables

Nisarg Nirman established by the husband-wife duo of Mr.Makar and Churi and Mrs. Anjali snowpe as,purple cabbage, avocado,asparagus, coloured capsicum and lettuce besides others.

The company is headquartered in Matunga, Mumbai. Nisarg was founded in 1987 but started functioning full fledged from 1992 and then from 1997 was in full time business. “Earlier I was in engineering industry,” says Mr. Churi, who is an engineer by qualification.

Contract Farming Agreement
Nisarg Nirman has two farms, one is at Bordi,Ghol was station, near Dahanu, Maharashtra,spread over 4.5 acres of land and other is at Aware village, Shahapur on Mumbai Nasik Road, which is spread over an area of 20 acres.“We are growing many things. But it is not sufficient and that is why we are growing at different farms at different places in India according to climatic conditions at these places,” says Mr. Churi.

The company has contract farming agreement with farmers from all over India. “We have trained at least 150 farmers through out India if not more, in cultivating exotic vegetables.We engage them as contract farmers and give them buy back guarantee. They supply us at fixed schedule and rates though out the year,”he states. Mr. Churi gives these farmers technical know-how, initially helping the min procuring seeds and then guide them to the right people who would supply it to them He has tie-ups with 40 odd farms in places like Karnataka, Kerala, Shimla, Kullu and Ooty besides Maharashtra.

When asked from where he learned the know how of cultivating these exotic vegetables, Mr. Churi maintains, “Myfather-in-law has expertise in growing thesevegetables and my wife is the real person who is behind all this. She is very good knowledge about farming. We were the first ones to grow asparagus successfully throughout the year. We started with supplying to Taj Hotel.”

Vegetables in Demand
According to Mr. Churi out of all the vegetables grown in his farm the ones mostin demand are asparagus, baby corn, coloured capsicum, broccoli, ice berglettuce, all lettuces, sweet corn and zucchinni. All these vegetables are grown in India and nothing is imported. “It has started since last 7 to 8 years ago. Earlier all these were imported by all the hotels. We have helped develop the farming of these exotic vegetables in several places in India -right from Ooty to Nainital and Simla and also in many places in Maharashtra and Gujarat,” says Mr. Churi.

Exotic Fruits
The company also supplies fruits like rambutan, mango steen, durian, dragon,makroot to hotels. “Earlier all this were imported but now we have started growingthem in India. Mango steen and rambutan are grown at Karnataka. Makroot is grown at our farms,” informs Mr. Churi.

[hidepost] Clientele
Nisarg, not only supplies exotic vegetables and fruits to all five star hotels in Mumbai,but also to hotels in Goa, Surat and Kolkata.“Earlier we were supposed to also supply to Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad, but now there is good business in Mumbai itself as a result it has become difficult to supply to all,” says Mr. Churi. “All these five star hotels since last many years have been making yearly contracts with us since the beginning. So whenever a new hotel of the same group comes up, they automatically approach us as they know us personally and we have been supplying to them. Sometimes we also approach them,”he adds.

Today Nisarg supplies vegetables to five seven-star hotels and 21 five-star hotels like ITC Grand Maratha, Marriott Apartments,The Leela Palace, Goa, The Orchid, Taj Land’s End, Taj Air Caterers, JW Marriott,Rodas, Lotus Suites, Le Meridian, Hyatt Regency, Grand Intercontinental, Holiday Inn,Grand Hyatt and ITC Grand Central besides others.

Organization Size
There are 20 people working in the office of Nisarg in Mumbai. “At our farm about 20 to25 people are employed and further based on our requirement we employ more people if needed. However, there are more that 300people working indirectly for us,” says Mr.Churi. The company’s turnover for the financial year 2004-2005 was around Rs.2crores. Mr. Churi maintains that he invested more than Rs. 40 lakhs in plant and machinery. Mr. Churi says that the demand for exotic vegetables and fruits is at present increasing. “We need more and more material as you are aware that more and more five star hotels are coming up with increasing flow of tourists. There is demand for our products in export market, too. We have started exporting to some extent.”

Present Demand
Mr. Churi says with exceeding demand, more farmers should enter into the cultivation of exotic fruits and vegetables. “Many farmers are into cultivation of conventional crops and hesitate in the beginning to start this cultivation. But when they hear and see the success stories of others, they get inspired and come forward to cooperate. These farmers are mainly young generation people and are always ready to develop something new, he says, adding, “Looking at our growth and success they are sure that they will get very good consultation and market. We want to develop entire India and we have to target the export market as earlier all these products were being imported. Even Prince Charles had asked us when we would start exporting. I had promised him that within a couple of years you will come to know that we are exporting.”

He further relates of the memorable incident when he met Prince Charles along with his wife, “British High commission had organised their party at Hotel Taj Mahal and 300 prominent people from India were called. They had invited both of us too and we were to ldthat Prince Charles had been briefed about our activities. He spoke with us for about10 minutes and he even asked for my visiting card. I will remember the day throughout my life.” Mr. Churi adds with pride, “We must mention that we are pioneer in this field. We have built up the road and now many people have started walking on it. We always feel very happy and proud about our achievement.”

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  • PARAG SHAH

    Our company is into dehydration of vegetables / fruits by Solar Energy (New technology by which solar energy is collected by solar panels and then used to dehydrated fruits and vegetables in controlled temperature inside a room). We would be interested to give services to dehydrate exotic vegetables and fruits to increase the shelf life to 3 to 5 years) Please contact me on mobile no 09377553157 in Gujarat

  • Ashutosh Dabholkar

    I m interested in participating in project. Pls contact on ashin321@rediffmail.com or 9373111886 : Ashutosh , Nagpur

  • http://Nil Harvider Singh Lamba.

    Dear sir I really empressed that by leaving in enggering background you achieved targate in agriculture field,I am also a electrical engineer & having 10 acre land near Nagpur in which we have orange mosambi mango teakwood trees but due to labour problem we are depressed, so pl adviced us .on our mail id.

  • neeraj arya

    we dont how to grow exotic vegetable and we buy good seed plz help me plzzzzz send me u r contact detail my contact no. 09828404802

  • A.R.N.Rao

    I want cultivetion practices of exotic vegetabls.

  • shashank

    hi,
    i am looking for people who can supply exotic vegetables to bangalore,feel free to mail me.

  • Deepak Rai

    Hello,
    I know about the cultivation practices of asparagus( Exotic Vegetable) near to Lucknow(UP) climatic condition.

  • Deepak Rai

    Hello,
    I know about the cultivation practices of asparagus( Exotic Vegetable) near to Lucknow(UP).Plz. mail me.

  • http://nowebsite ravi patil

    i have 3achers of land in nagpur good black soil and water so iwant to do exotic farming of vegetables plese help

  • Mukesh

    WE are bulk buyer of exotic vegetables.If any one interested in selling please contact 9975291540.Mumbai

  • Habib

    This is kohinoor Impex one of importing company in London who deals in exotic vegetables
    Now we are intrested in some indian exotic vegetables so please let us knew what is
    Your speciality in this field
    Please send some detail along with pictures so that we move forward to make deal with you
    Thanks
    Kohinoor Impex
    Manager
    Habib
    0044-7424543816

  • shajakhan

    we are one of the leading exotic vegetable supplier from ooty Nilgiris / Tamilnadhu. if you have any inquiry please contact multitechnologies2000@gmail.com / 08508598655

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. Shashank,
    Please send your requirements.
    Makarand R. Churi

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. Shajakhan,
    Please send us list of products with good rates for full year. visit our website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com
    Makarand R. Churi.

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. Ravi Patil,
    Thanks for your enquiry. We are definitely interested to work in your area. Visit our website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com. Please contact me by mail ; makarand@nisarg-nirman.com
    Makarand R. Churi

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. Deepak Rai,
    Please send me details of your land, climatic conditions, then only we will be able to guide you.
    Visit our website; http://www.nisarg-nriman.com
    Contact us
    Makarand R. Churi

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. A.R.N. Rao,
    Please send me details of your land, climatic conditions, then only we will be able to guide you.
    Visit our website; http://www.nisarg-nriman.com
    Contact us
    Makarand R. Churi

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Mr. Mahesh Mohite,
    Please send details of your land in acres, climate, water, soil conditions to guide you.

    Makarand R. Churi,
    Managing Director.
    Nisarg Nirman Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.,
    Farm to Kitchen Suppliers
    to Star Hotels, Passenger Ships & Malls.
    Exporters & Importers.
    !4, Ajay Shopping Centre, T. H. Kataria Road, Matunga (W), Mumbai – 400 016.
    Tel. 24301347 / 24360193 / 24380750 / Fx.
    24320122
    email : nisarg1@vsnl.com / makarand@nisarg-nirman.com / Website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Mr. Dinesh Paul,
    Please send details of your land, climate, water, soil conditions to guide you.

    Makarand R. Churi,
    Managing Director.
    Nisarg Nirman Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.,
    Farm to Kitchen Suppliers
    to Star Hotels, Passenger Ships & Malls.
    Exporters & Importers.
    !4, Ajay Shopping Centre, T. H. Kataria Road, Matunga (W), Mumbai – 400 016.
    Tel. 24301347 / 24360193 / 24380750 / Fx.
    24320122
    email : nisarg1@vsnl.com / makarand@nisarg-nirman.com / Website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Mr. G. S. Mahajan,
    Very nice to know about you, please send details of veges available with you. Send us good rates for full year. We need in big quantities.

    Makarand R. Churi,
    Managing Director.
    Nisarg Nirman Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.,
    Farm to Kitchen Suppliers
    to Star Hotels, Passenger Ships & Malls.
    Exporters & Importers.
    !4, Ajay Shopping Centre, T. H. Kataria Road, Matunga (W), Mumbai – 400 016.
    Tel. 24301347 / 24360193 / 24380750 / Fx.
    24320122
    email : nisarg1@vsnl.com / makarand@nisarg-nirman.com / Website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com

  • Makarand R. Churi

    Dear Mr. Bidhan Bose,
    Please send details of your land in acres, climate, water, soil conditions to guide you.

    Makarand R. Churi,
    Managing Director.
    Nisarg Nirman Agro Products Pvt. Ltd.,
    Farm to Kitchen Suppliers
    to Star Hotels, Passenger Ships & Malls.
    Exporters & Importers.
    !4, Ajay Shopping Centre, T. H. Kataria Road, Matunga (W), Mumbai – 400 016.
    Tel. 24301347 / 24360193 / 24380750 / Fx.
    24320122
    email : nisarg1@vsnl.com / makarand@nisarg-nirman.com / Website : http://www.nisarg-nirman.com

  • Abdul Sathar

    We are Growers and Traders of all exotic vegetables and we can supply on YEARLY RATE CONTRACT.Please mail : ibvooty@gmail.com are contact 09150101066 or 09843066773

  • Abdul Sathar

    Dear SIR,
    We are GROWERS AND TRADERS of EXotic Vegetables and can supply the
    exotic vegetables mentioned below on rate contract for ONE YEAR. Our delivery
    will be after 60 to 75 days of your order since we will be planting
    your everyday requirement only after your confirmed order. This system we
    are adopting to make uninterrupted supply to our valuable customers. All
    the products now with us are rate contract and if anything excess in
    production can be diverted to you. At present we can supply you Iceberg,
    Celery, and Chinese Cabbage only.

    1. BROCCOLI

    2. ICEBERG

    3. ZUCCHINI Yellow & Green :
    4. CHINESE CABBAGE

    5. ROMAINE LETTUCE

    6. LOLLO ROSSO LETTUCE
    7. SPROUT
    8. PARSLEY
    9 CELERY
    10.LEEKS

    We can supply any quantity of Exotic
    Vegetables listed and non listed here. If you require Any Exotic Veg not listed
    we can plant the same for you and supply.

    Thanks and Regards

    S.Abdul Sathar

    Managing Partner

    Indo Bahrain Ventures

    A unit of Dr.Abdul
    Gaffar Group of Companies
    Ooty.
    Mob: 9843066773,
    9150101066. 04232517177

  • Neeraj Maheshwari

    Hello Mr. Tiwari
    My idea is that you are from U.P. if it is correct then we can join hand for exautic vegetable cultivation and marketing through contract farming. I have experience about contract farming and some knowledge about exautic vegetables. My con no. is 7500834383.

    Thanks

    Neeraj Maheshwari

  • amit mayekar

    Dear Sir,
    i am highly inspired by your concept and i am interested to start my own farming business. i am an MBA in Marketing new to this field would appreciate if you woul help me with this concept. it will be great if i can meet you. my email id is amsrock9@gmail.com

    Awaiting your positive reply

    Thanks

    Amit Mayekar

  • akash

    dear sir , i have 5acer land with black soil ,in junnar and i am interested to grow exotic vegetable ,mail me chavanakash50@yahoo.in

  • vivek patil

    please give ur mobie no. my no is 09923467521

  • vivek patil

    which type of exotic seed u have avaiable & pease send prize.my m. no -09923467521

  • dr ramesh verma

    i am a doctor but a farmer too i hav a 12 acre farm at lakhimpur kheri up want diversify into exotic vegetables my area is in tarai region i want to know which exotics i can grow in my area and where do i get technical support how can be assciated with will be gratefull for a reply

  • satla RK

    Dear Sir,

    Business Opportunity to Organic Growers , Exporters
    & Hi tech Cultivators of Exotic Vegetables, Flowers & Fruits

    We have the following Business proposal for the hi tech
    farming community–who wish to Cultivate various Exotic Vegetables either in
    Poly house or Open cultivation .We are ready to work on Joint Venture basis
    also.

    Area of the Land : Total 200 Acre-Certified Organic
    –fertile Land by Indo Cert.-Out of which 30 Acres will be given on long term
    Lease or for Joint Venture. Has Plantation of more than 500 Alphonso
    trees of 10 year old. At present vegetable cultivation is being done on
    60 Acre of the land .

    Location of Land : 80 Kms from Mumbai
    International Air Port -on Mumbai Nashik Highway.

    Power : Availabilty of 3 Phase & Single phase
    power connection.

    Water : Plot is touching the River & Irrigation
    Canal– Ample water availability throughout the year & has the
    permission of Irrigation Department.

    Access road : Tar approach road available upto the
    plot

    Accomodation : Provision of accommodation for
    50 labour

    Security : The entire plot is Completely fenced
    with barbed wire

    We want to give the above 30 Acre land with all the above
    facilities & infrastructure on Long Term Lease –on a nominal rent to the
    high tech Farmers Group or Exporters who wish to cultivate various exotic
    Vegetables through the year organically. We are also open for the option of
    Joint Venture proposal.

    The above offer has the socio economic objective – & is
    given with a broad vision to promote Organic Cultivation & to create
    awareness amongst the farmers & other people – about the healthy organic
    sustainable lifestyle.

    If Interested -Kindly revert with your concrete proposal for
    further discussion. Farm visit can be arranged on request.

    Farmer groups & Exporters shall be given the
    preference.

    Thanks & Best Regards

    R.K.Satla

    R A J
    A N E N T E R P R I S E S

    44,Satla
    House, KP 7th Lane, S.P.Road,

    First
    Floor,Mumbai-400008, India

    Cell
    :91-99201 20216

    Mail : rksatla@gmail.com

    Website: http://www.organichealthyeat.com

  • mangesh

    i purchased agricultural land at shahpur approx 3 acres. i wsih to start vegetable farming .can you guide me. main crop in this area is Rice. now i planned for borewell.

  • Ravi

    Call me for your proposal 08960328144

  • Ravi

    organic global is the supplier of organic food. recently as a market demand we start Exotic vegetables distribution in mall , retail outlet,stores.so plz send us a detail of your vegetables rates T & C as soon as possible. cont – RAVI 08960328144

  • Ravi

    organic global is the supplier of organic food in lucknow (utter pradesh). recently as a market demand we start Exotic vegetables distribution in mall , retail outlet,stores.so plz send us a detail of your vegetables rates T & C as soon as possible. cont – RAVI 08960328144

  • mahadev panhale

    hi, i am mahadev panhale i have 10 accers fram in gadhinglaj dist kolhapur i wish to plant exotic vegitable in my fram so please give me the information of cultivation and distribution of vegitables. for me goa market is near but i dont now the information of supply my brother is BSc aggri.