Kishore Indukuri quit his job at Intel in the US and returned to his agricultural roots in India. He started a dairy farm in Hyderabad, known as Sid’s Farm, and began delivering unadulterated milk to customers on a subscription basis. The IIT Kharagpur graduate’s ambitions became a reality after he completed his Master’s and PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and took up a job at Intel.However, six years into his job, Kishore realised his real passion was agriculture. His family back in India owned some land in Karnataka, and Kishore used to join them in visiting the fields and interacting with farmers. This inspired him to start his own dairy farm and milk brand. In 2012, he bought 20 cows and set up a dairy farm in Hyderabad. Kishore started supplying milk directly to consumers in the city on a subscription basis. In 2016, the brand was officially registered as Sid’s Farm. Now, the 120-employee brand delivers milk to over 10,000 customers daily, and achieved Rs 44 crore turnover last year, Kishore claims. The manufacturing facility is located in Shabad, a town and mandal in Telangana’s Rangareddy district. It is a fully-owned facility. “Started with milk and realised soon that the shelf life of milk derivatives such as paneer, curd, and butter is much more than milk. We also observed that most of the dairy brands were not supplying cow or buffalo dairy products separately, which became our unique differentiator and saw an increasing demand for our products in Hyderabad. So, we diversified into other product categories such as whole cow's milk, whole buffalo's milk, skim milk, cow's butter, buffalo’s butter,etc. As a D2C brand, we primarily sell our milk through our app. Customers can subscribe to our products for a whole month or a few days. This year, we plan to add more districts in and around Hyderabad and Bengaluru. We also plan to raise VC money in the near future for our growth plans.” says Kishore.
State : Andhra Pradesh
Gender : Male
Sector : Agriculture & Forestry