A SEAFOOD SAGA
From humble beginnings in 1991, in the idyllic village of Iskapally in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh, BMR Group has grown to be industry leaders in the shrimp farming and export sector. Under the able leadership of its Chairman, Dr. B. M. Masthan Rao, the Group has been credited as the pioneers of L.Vannamei cultivation in India. BMR Group is vertically integrated and can boast of total traceability with its farm to fork program.Read More
BMR GROUP HISTORY
Hailing from an agrarian background, Dr. B. Masthan Rao, a Commerce Graduate, embarked on his seafood journey by cultivating P. Monodon shrimp on his family’s land. His success in hatcheries now spreads across 250 hectares of fully owned farms.
Dr. Masthan Rao has been credited with introducing the L. Vannamei species to the Indian subcontinent. In 1997, when the local Indian species P. Monodon was wiped out due to disease, he began a quest for a solution and found the L.Vannamei species which was more resilient and high yielding to be successful in Taiwan, China, Thailand & Vietnam. On his return, with the strong support of the Govt. of India, he began a pilot project for 6 years. Convinced of its success, the project was introduced on a commercial scale. Technical assistance, good quality seed, nutritious low cost feed and meticulous monitoring at every stage are provided to the local farming community. From a yield of 150 metric tonnes in 1994 to 2,90,000 metric tonnes in 2014, the project has been very successful and proudly accepts the credit of earning 17 crores ($3 billion) in foreign revenues.
Dr. B. Masthan Rao has been honoured with a doctorate by the International University of Contemporary Studies (USA) and is a Member of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Formation Committee. He dedicates a lot of his time to philanthropy, upliftment of the poor & support of the farmers in Andhra Pradesh.
BMR Industries is a state-of-the-art processing facility located in Dhamavaram, Andhra Pradesh. Spread across 50,000 sq. ft. the facility has Block Freezing, IQF, R&D & lab testing capabilities and a capacity of 25 metric tonnes per day that are compliant with industry standard certifications like BAP, BRC, HACCP and more.
Logistics - USA OFFICE
BMR Group is a process driven company with systems in place to insure outstanding customer service and timely deliveries.
BMR Group has partnered with reliable logistics providers to insure nationwide coverage without any delays.
The BMR Charitable Trust undertakes all charitable activities under the BMR Group. Education, health, empowerment of women, sports, and the environment are key areas that the Group focuses on. Social work in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu include:
- Regular medical camps, 3000 Lasik eye surgeries
- An educational centre that imparts free computer education
- Individualised training for children with learning disabilities
- Paving roads, Providing street lamps, A 24 hour station supplying
unlimited purified drinking water to the poor
- Free education endowments
- Aid for women’s Self Help Groups, Vocational training for girls
- Sports scholarships
- A dedicated area on the shrimp farms that allows the local
community to grow rice for personal consumption
On site feeding mill
Set up On-site feed mills at every farm to efficiently provide safe, wholesome, nutritious & cost effective feed. This will also ensure 4 star BAP certification for the company.
Low cost nutritious feed meal
Develop low cost, high protein, specially formulated feed for under $1, translating the low cost of input into higher returns for farmers.
Develop broodstock in India by importing shrimp fry and growing it to brood stock size in top quality broodstock centres.
Support farming community
Develop contract farmers. Supply good quality seed, feed, technology and offer buy back options, so the farmer remains secure.
Expansion of farming
Aim to Bring 1000 hectares under farming therefore resulting in increased production and exports.