Our Team

Founder

The team is led by the CEO Dr. Suchita Bhandari.

Suchita has over three decades of experience heading various agro forestry and agri-based projects with strong R&D, production and community contract farming field experience in both India and Internationally. She holds a Doctorate in Agriculture Science from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, India and Postdoctoral Fellow of Cambridge University, England.

In Urvara, we work towards “Creating inclusive, sustainable & profitable partnerships” with overall benefit to the farming community & environment.

The Team

URVARA is currently a 40-person team.

With major operating functions being, extension services for contract farming, production of planting stock including clones / seedlings and Research & Development. These core functions are supported by a great team of professionals working in Accounts, HR & Commercial function.

The Plant production and R&D team of 12 professionals is headed by Dr. A. Sivarajan. The production team of 9 operates & manages 3 modern nursery units, with 2 in Maharashtra & one in Odisha with a total capacity to produce 20 million plants annually. The major strength of the company is its R&D department that consists of 3 team members who hold post graduate / doctorate in agriculture/tree sciences and have published their work in science journals.

The Extension services division is headed by, Debajyoti Sarma. Debajyoti has a Pan India experience in contract farming projects and he leads a team of 18 professionals who are engaged with farmers at the field level to increase productivity of farmland with various intervention & training program. Our extension services extend across various states in the country i.e. Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, & Telangana.

The team of 10 working in Accounts, HR & Commercial divisions support in the smooth running of operations to ensure adherence to operating budgets and all compliances.