Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Group is now reportedly worth Rs 5,000 crore. And it plans to grow. Very quickly.
The yoga guru, who is now a major consumer goods industrialist too, says the company will have a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore in the next year. And at a press conference in Delhi, he also revealed his masterplan:
Get cows that presently are giving 5 litres a day to start giving 25 litres a day
"We will make sure that a cow that presently gives 5 litres willl give 25 litres," Ramdev said.
His associate Acharya Balkrishna says Patanjali wants to transform cows across the country. He forsees a shortage of 50 lakh litres by 2020 and this will help ensure the country meets it. The group will also spend Rs 500 crore on rehabilitating cows across the country.
Of course, they refused to reveal how these cows were being transformed into generating 5 times more milk than presently.
By ignoring Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan
One would think the other spiritual leaders also starting their own consumer goods products would worry him, but Baba Ramdev says its fine.
"They should all progress," he said, adding that given they were all swadeshi they all only wanted to serve the nation.
Growing aloe vera, amla in water-scarce regions like Maharashtra, MP
The group plans to start getting farmers to grow aloe vera and amla in water scarce regions of the country like Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand in Madhya Pradesh which will then be bought for food processing units in the region.
Ramdev also said that the management of the company was being done for free by Acharya Balkrishna.
The Patanjali group is done targeting just humans. It's venturing into animal fodder as well.
Patanjali plans to get in 4000 distributors, over 10,000 dedicated stores, 100 mega stores and retail partners to start selling its products to meet the Rs 10,000 crore turnover target.