Thursday, 15 March 2018

Agro Commodities

India is one of the world’s largest food grains producers, the second largest rice and vegetables producer, making it one of the world’s agricultural powerhouses with global agricultural trade on a sustained rise coupled with robust economic growth across the world, the agro sector has number of trade opportunities in its offing, which is an important contributor to India’s growth story. The total food production in India is likely to increase substantially in the coming years which will throw enormous opportunities for large scale investments in food and food warehousing, logistics management and processing.

Bahuvida Limited’s agro commodities business is focused on trading in various agro products in India and internationally. The company has been trading and merchandising Basmati, Non-Basmati, Pulses, Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Sugar, Edible Oil, Sea Foods and various agro based products in all the principal world markets and to the end users in major consumption markets. Capitalizing on India's vast geographical spread and range of resources, Bahuvida Limited is successfully providing superior quality range of products under the brand name of SUNDAY to its buyers all over the world. The company is present in every aspect of trade of bulk agro commodities from importing, merchant trading, trading, exporting and doing third country trade.

The top level management of the company is highly professional, qualified and experienced team in the foreign trade business with the background of working in the various multinational agro commodities trading companies. Such rich experience and skills set of both international and domestic trade practices make Bahuvida Limited well equipped to capitalize on the market opportunities in the most profitable way. We know how global markets are changing and becoming more complex and volatile day by day. We always follow such changes and keep our knowledge base up to date.

Driven by the consumption and production disparity in the agro sector, Bahuvida Limited has made efforts to tap the opportunities in the said sector. The company has been successful in grabbing its due share in domestic and international markets. Through our presence in commodities trading business, Bahuvida Limited tries to maintain the balance between profit-making and giving back to the society which goes hand in hand with our ultimate goal of contributing into India’s target of inclusive growth. We at Bahuvida Limited are happy in being a part of making India's GDP stronger and better in the near future.

Rice (Basmati & Non-Basmati)

India is one of the world's largest producers of rice and brown rice, accounting for 20% of all world rice production and accounts for over 70% of the world's basmati rice production. Rice is India's pre-eminent crop, and is the staple food of the people of the eastern and southern parts of the country. Rice is one of the chief grains of India. Moreover, this country has the largest area under rice cultivation, as it is one of the principal food crops. It is in fact the dominant crop of the country.

Basmati is a variety of long, slender-grained aromatic rice which is traditionally from the Indian subcontinent. As of 2014, India exported 59 percent of the overseas basmati rice market, while other countries accounted for the remainder, according to the statistics. However, many countries use domestically grown basmati rice crops. Organizations such as Bahuvida Limited are trying to increase the amount of basmati rice that is being grown in India.

Basmati rice has a typical flavor caused by the aroma compound. Basmati grains contain about 0.09PPM of this aromatic chemical compound naturally, a level that is about 12 times more than non-basmati rice varieties, giving basmati its distinctive spicy fragrance and flavor. It is a flavoring agent approved in the United States and Europe.

Indian Basmati and Non-Basmati rice is high in demand due to its grain size and excellent aroma. We are one of the prominent exporters and suppliers of basmati and non-basmati rice from India. We make available different varieties of Basmati Rice in variants of Raw, Steam, Golden Sella, White/Creamy Sella.
  • Traditional Basmati
  • 1121 Basmati
  • 1509 Basmati
  • Pusa 1401 Basmati
  • Sharbati
  • Sugandha

We make available different varieties Non-Basmati Rice in variants of Raw, Steam and Parboiled.
  • IR64
  • IR8
  • IR36
  • PR11/14
  • Sona Masoori
  • Swarna

The rice that we supply is processed under hygienic conditions. To retain the quality and longer shelf life of our rice, we pack it in varieties of packaging like Polypropylene (PP), BOPP, Jute bags etc. or as specified by the client.


Maize is the third most important cereal in India after rice and wheat. Currently it is cultivated over 8.12million hectors, contributing nearly 8% in the national food basket. Maize contributes Rs.100 billion to the agricultural GDP at current prices apart from providing employment to nearly 100million man-days at the farm and downstream agricultural and industrial sectors. In addition to staple food for human being and quality feed for animals, maize serves as a basic raw material to the industry for production of starch, oil, alcoholic beverages, and food sweeteners. Being a potential crop in India, maize occupies an important place as a source of human food, animal feed, poultry feed, industries mainly such as starch and breweries.

India is the 6th largest producer of maize in the world. With three cropping seasons, India produces over 20MMT of maize and exports around 20% of the produce every year. Apart from domestic market, the major export destinations are Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, UAE, Korea etc.

Bahuvida Limited has PAN India presence with experienced professionals and strategic alliance partners/suppliers/vendors that help to source high quality maize from various locations across the country. This presence helps us to procure quality products directly from the farmers and local agricultural market yards and meet the specific requirements of poultry, starch and animal feed customers and also international clients as well. Bahuvida Limited is experienced in handling high volumes, while meeting the specific quality requirements of customers across various industries and global markets.


Wheat is a crop of global significance. It is grown in diversified environments. It is a staple food of millions of people. Approximately one-sixth of the total arable land in the world is cultivated with wheat. Whereas paddy is mainly cultivated in Asia, wheat is grown in all the continents of the world. It supplies about 20% of the food calories for the world's growing population. Global wheat production touched 655.5Million tones in 2016-17. India is the second largest producer of wheat after China. Wheat has a distinct place among the food grain crops. Carbohydrates and proteins are two main constituents of wheat. On an average wheat contains 11-12% protein.

Wheat cultivation in India traditionally been dominated by the northern region of India. The northern states plains in India have been prolific wheat producers. While this cereal grass has been studied carefully in the past, recent years of painstaking research by India's finest scientific talent has paid off with the development of distinctly superior varieties of Durum Wheat.

This hard wheat is cultivated in clayey soil and is highly sought after for its physical characteristics. Its high gluten strength and uniform golden colour makes it ideal for bread making and pasta preparation unlike the softer commercially high yielding wheat, which lacks the strength and consistency of durum. Today, India is exporting sufficient quantities of all types of wheat and extensive research efforts are underway for improving its cereals and grain output in the years to come. Various studies and researches show that wheat and wheat flour play an increasingly important role in the management of India’s food economy.

Bahuvida Limited’s PAN India presence helps us to source quality wheat directly from the Indian farmers and local agricultural market yards and meets your specific requirements. We are experienced in handling high volumes, while meeting the specific quality and quantity requirements of domestic customers across various industries and global markets.


Jowar (depending upon the geographical regions it’s also called as Sorghum, Durra, Egyptian Millet, Guinea Corn, Milo, Shallu and Sudan Grass) is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world after rice, wheat, maize and barley. It is the third largest crop to be grown in India after rice and wheat. The grain is similar to that of maize but having more fats and proteins. This proves beneficial for the livestock and hence is the reason of the popularity of the crop as a feed. It is found in the arid and semi arid parts of the country, due to its feature of being extremely drought tolerant. The nutritional value of Jowar is same as of that of corn and that is why it is gaining importance as livestock feed; it also serves as a substitute to it. Jowar is also used for ethanol production, producing grain alcohol, starch production, production of adhesives and paper other than being used as food and feed. Numerous types of genetically different Jowar’s are available that are broadly categorized into four heads:
  • Grain Jowar (grown for grain)
  • Sorgos (grown for fodder)
  • Grass Jowar (wild jowar)
  • Broomcorn Jowar (used in making brooms)

The popularity of the crop is clear from the fact that it is cultivated in 99 countries in the world, major production share contributed by the African countries. The total world production of the cereal grain in 2015-16 was 60 million metric tons, USA accounting around 17% of the world’s total production. Nigeria and India were on the 2nd and 3rd position in the major producer countries list after United States. Regarding the consumption pattern, the world’s total consumption is around 60 million metric tons, Nigeria being at the top of the list. More than 55% of the total production is consumed as a food for human being and around 33% is used as fodder.

India has ever been among the major producers of Jowar in the world. The country has been able to maintain its position among the top three producers of the crop. As already mentioned, jowar is produced both as a summer and a winter crop i.e. Khariff and Rabi crops in the country. Indian production is around an average of 11 million metric tons but since last few years a slow downfall in the production as well as in the area covered for jowar production has been observed. The 2015-16 Indian jowar production figures were 9.5 million metric tons. Area wise, India accounts for around 20% of the world total area used for the crop production. Indian demand for the grain is on an increase due to the combined increase in the demand of various sectors using jowar. The rural per capita annual consumption has reduced a bit as compared to the 1991 figure, but still this decline cannot hide Jowar’s national importance. India is capable of satisfying the domestic consumption demand and hence it emerges out to be a net exporter of the crop exporting the balance stocks. In 2015-16, the country made exports of 5,25,000 metric tons of jowar and stood at the 3rd position among the world’s major exporters of the world. The exports are expected to rise in the coming years because of  the following influencing factors:

  •          Change in taste and preferences
  •          Farming system changes
  •          Alternative cropping strategies depending upon the factors like irrigation etc.
  •          Demand from fodder industries from the world market

We Bahuvida Limited are an Indian agro commodities conglomerate brand, offering the best in class and qualitative array of Jowar from India. With us, one can stay completely assured for top-notch quality Jowar for the source and supply as we use the modern packaging, logistics methods and cutting-edge solutions as per domestic and foreign buyer’s specific requirements.