Bangalore based Gold Farm bags prestigious award by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Bengaluru, January 27th , 2017: A.K. Surya Power Magic Pvt. Ltd., with the brand name Gold Farm, won the prestigious award in the category of Solar Pumping Systems in the Off-Grid Decentralized Solar Applications Program for the year 2015-2016. Gold Farm, an emerging agriculture platform provides solar water pumps and mechanization solutions to farmers. The company has been instrumental in transforming farmers’ lives by making farm equipment accessible to them at the click of a button.
The award was presented by the (I/C) Shri Rajeev Kapoor, Secretary Power, Coal, Mines and New and Renewable Energy at the National Review Meeting on MNRE program at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
Accepting the award, Abhilash Tirupathysamy, Director and Co-Founder - Gold Farm said “We are humbled by this honor and are proud of the fact that our efforts have been recognized by the Government of India. We have worked hard on developing these technologies and have fine-tuned their implementation over the years. What gives us the greatest pleasure though is the real, on ground impact that we have been able to make in farmers’ lives and this award gives us the encouragement that we are working in the right direction.”
Started in Coimbatore as a 4-member team, Gold Farm has grown to a 100 people company with offices across the country. With 750+ pumps installed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the company has converted over 5000 acres of barren land into cultivable land with their solar water pumps.
The JawaharlalNehru National Solar Mission is a major initiative of the Government of Indiaand State Governments to promote ecologically sustainable growth whileaddressing India's energy security challenge. The India initiative aims tocontribute significantly to the global effort to meet the challenges of climatechange. The programme focuses on setting up an enabling environment for solar technologypenetration in the country both at centralized and decentralized levels.
Under thisprogramme, during 2015-2016, Gold Farm (A.K. Surya Power Magic Pvt. Ltd.)was selected for awards under the Solar Pumps Category and was awardedFirst Place by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.