The Founder

The Founder Chairman

Sri P.K.venkatachalam. B.Sc.BT. Kaveri’s Bio Proteins Private Limited, India Sri P.K.venkatachalam a farmer cum technocrat, is one of the greatest Dynamic, Progressive and Visionary Successful entrepreneur. Served 11 years as teacher in Government educational institutions, knowing the poor socio economic status of his fellow agricultural farmers at his hometown Namakkal, he wished to uplift them. With an objective of “Brining prosperity into the poor rural agricultural families without any capital investment, studied and identified scientifically managed livestock farming as easy and profitable business to suit uneducated farmers at that time. He promoted a commercial small poultry farm with 600 birds in Namakkal, practically understood the management, its compatibility and rural employment opportunity. Then he encouraged and helped all like minded, friends, relatives and associate farmers to start poultry farming as their allied activity as he has been successful in his endeavor. He also took great initiative as a founder promoter of National Egg Coordination committee in starting NECC along with Dr.B.V.Rao and brought unity and strong voice for small farmers across India under NECC by fixing weekly egg, chicken farm selling prices, raw material prices, policy guidance to government, etc which later shaped the poultry industry of India and is still the back bone of Indian poultry farmers, protecting them from middleman. His successful entrepreneurship was a role model to thousands of farmers across India and in the span of two decades Namakkal from hundred tiny farms has grown with more than ten thousand organized poultry farmers, thus earning great recognition to the Namakkal (his hometown) as The Poultry Town of India. The difficulties in the availability of quality day old chicks, Quality feed, medical aids made him to search for protecting the farmers, later which forced him to promote hatchery, feed mill and agro vet centers at Namakkal along with like minded, friends and associates promoted Kaveri Feeds, Selvam Hatcheries, Tamilnadu Agro vet Center to reach to the doorsteps of the rural farmers with backward and forward business linkage later all these are brought under one umbrella, Kaveri’s Bio Proteins private limited. At present, KBPL has diversified into various related activity with core focus into biotech nutrition. More than 100 thousand farmers are being benefited. On the other side, KBPL is serving millions of livestock customers needs, employing more than 250 employees and generating indirect employment opportunities to thousands of people. Beginning with a humble annual turnover of Rs.2 lakh in 1970, the sales turnover has reached more than 10 million USD in the financial year 2007-2008. Sri PK.Venkatachalam was born on March 6, 1947 in Kanavaipatti Village, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu, India. His late father Sri Kulandha Gounder Perumal was an agriculturist and his mother Smt. Pavaiammal was a housewife. Mr. Venkatachalam had his school education in Vasanthapuram and his college education at Ooty Government Arts & Science College, Ooty. He did his graduation B.Sc, B.T. in science. Sri Venkatachalam is married to Ms. Suseela D/o Sri Velusamy Gounder. Blessed with two sons and a daughter. Mr. Venkatachalam held various positions of office in his college and organized a number of social activities. Following the 1970’s drought, the latest tsunami, AIDS awareness among people he actively organised donations and relief material from Namakkal district for the Victims. He has been evincing keen interest in rural development activities in general and the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden sections of society in particular. Sri Venkatachalam held various coveted and positions as Founder promoter of poultry industry at Namakkal - 1976. Founder president of Namakkal Egg Dealers Association - 1978-80. Founder, Executive Committee Member, NECC 1979-82. Chairman - NECC, Namakkal -1989-93. President: Tamilnadu Kozhi Pannaiyalargal Munnetra Sangam - till 2002. Member : World Poultry Congress Member : Board of Management - TANUVAS - Chennai (1996-200) Memebr : Planning Board - TANUVAS - Chennai (1996-2002) Secretary: Indian Red Cross Society, Namakkal DST - Since 1997-2008. Board Member: TNAU, Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Tamilnadu. Since 2008. Sri Venkatachalam has won numerous awards including " Member of the World Poultry Congress, "Best Rotarian of the Year "," Business Person of the Year " (Salem), and many more.