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.
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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.
Dr. Beeda Masthan Rao is a very active social worker. He was instrumental in setting up BMR Charitable Trust which operating of its own group funds. The trust focuses on the areas of Education, Health, Empowerment of Women, Encouragement of sports and supply of drinking water etc. It conducts regular medical camps,housing accommodation to the poor and downtrodden, Supply of cots to Leprosy affected families in Bogole, laying of roads in Villages, construction of toilets in villages etc. by spending more than Rs.6 crores. The trust encourages skill development activities to help unemployed rural youth. It regularly organizes blood donation camps, supports women’s self-help groups, vocational training for girls and women.Read More