Is organic food that you eat free of synthetic pesticides & chemical fertilisers?
By Indulekha Aravind, ET Bureau | 19 Jul, 2015
On her 60-acre farm off Kanakpura Road, around 30 kilometres outside Bengaluru, Sunita Prabhakar, director of Gopalan Organics, is overseeing the packaging of vegetables before they are sent off to stores in the city before noon. “We are not able to keep up with the demand,” says Prabhakar, who began by exporting dry herbs in 2004 and added vegetables for the domestic market in 2009, a category they are looking to ramp up 10-fold next year. At present, domestic sales make up 40% of the Rs 80 lakh monthly revenue. The vegetables are sold in plastic bags with the logo of Gopalan Organics through stores in her family’s real estate firm, Gopalan Enterprises, and also online grocery stores like Big Basket.