Who We Are?

Organic Mandya as a Mothership, is buzzing with activities, initiatives, and verticals! We do Sweat Donation, we serve Desi A2 Milk, we've Supermarkets spread across the city, we take care of our farmers. We have a threefold mission: 1. Help provide sustainable livelihoods to farmers 2. Offer 100% honest organic food to people 3. Make Mandya district chemical-free.

Our Team

Meet the Team That Makes It Happen

Madhu Chandan

Founder & CEO

A man of resilience and infinite passion, Madhu was born in Mandya and studied Electronics & Communication Engineering at PET Engineering College, University of Mysore. He began his career as an Automation Engineer and was into designing and building automation frameworks on various tools like QTP, WinRunner, and Selenium.

Working with different companies for 15 years, he traveled the world and founded a company called Verifaya in San Jose, USA. He had everything one wishes as the product he designed for this company (a truly script free automation tool) had become a leader in the field.

But Madhu had a different dream about his native place. He convinced his family and moved from the US back to Mandya in the year 2014 to start Organic Mandya, an inspiring story that is quite well known now!

His approach of being hands-on and improving something that’s given to him is a quality that he has truly imbibed — even being a CEO of Organic Mandya, he enjoys farming and frequents between Bengaluru and Mandya.

Recognizing his achievements in Agriculture, the Central Government nominated him as a Management Committee Member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Madhu is also a huge fan of Kabaddi. To revive the magic of this magnificent game and fill the Youth of Mandya with sportsmanship and full-on zest, he has formed 60+ Kabaddi Youth Teams across Mandya district!

Rajesh Pandit

Chief Growth Officer

Rajesh Pandit is a Managing Partner of La Hoya. He is a Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, IIM Vizag, IIM Udaipur, and IIM Shillong with over 23 years of work experience.

He has an experience of managing businesses both in India and international markets across operations, sales and marketing, pre-sales, customer relationship management, and strategic planning.


Rajesh is also a professional coach to high-potentials from major component design and manufacturing company in aviation.

OUR VALUES

The Truths We Abide By

The Community

It's about the people we care about — our farmers, our employees, our customers, etc. The more you give, the more you get!

Wholesome

This is about connecting Citizens with the Village Folks! We have several activities that help you find that fulfillment!

The Tradition

Ancient India was about celebrating each facet of life! Just our humble attempt to bring that aroma back into lives!

A Visit to Mandya

Madhu Chandan, the founder of Organic Mandya, ran his own software company and was living in California. He used to come to Bangalore often where his company’s R&D center was located. Coming to Bangalore on such trips, he noticed that so many workers were from his hometown Mandya. What started to bother him was that most of these people were sons and daughters of farmers have migrated to the city for having no income in agriculture.

His visits to Mandya (which used to be one of the richest districts of India), unfolded a disturbing trend of youth migrating to cities, reduced life expectancy, and increasing farmer suicides.

He did some research behind the problems farmers have been facing for decades and dared to dream a different dream about his native place. Soon enough, he convinced his family and moved from the US back to Mandya.

Madhu's Sharp Observations

Madhu made some rather disturbing observations about the widespread farming practices and how it impacted the society. Chemical-based farming had robbed the farmer of his natural competence, turned him into a consumer of chemical produce just like city-folks (in the olden days, a farmer used to grow most things he needed), and made him prone to lifestyle-related diseases that were unheard of in Rural Communities.

It was time to a) change the farming and consumption behavior, and b) for the farmer to get her due.

A farmer has to be self-sustainable, eat organic products grown in her own farm/backyard, and reap the benefits of a natural way of farming. And soon enough, Organic Mandya was born!

Formation ofthe Co-Op Society

In 2014, Madhu started talking to a few farmers and introduced them to Organic Farming. He made them understand how Organic Farming uses natural means such as Jeevamritha, Natural Pest Repellants like Buttermilk and Neem Spray, and age-old techniques such as Crop Rotation, Companion Planting, etc.

He assured them that this would bring remarkable changes to their health and wealth.

Madhu started an impromptu group and inspired by his riveting talks every Monday, more and more farmers joined this group, which led to the formation of a Mandya Organic Farmers Co-operative Society.

PS: As you can see in the picture, Madhu's first Organic Mandya Board Meeting was at a Tea Stall in the Mandya village with his friends!

Enriching Farmers of Mandya

Organic Mandya was actually formed as a marketing wing to support the Mandya Organic Farmers Co-Operative Society.

Our small movement now has become a way of life for many farmers of Mandya, and the followers of natural farming are delightfully increasing!

We have now,

-> 12000+ Farmers under the Co Op Soc
-> 7000+ Farmers in 300+ Organic Farmers Clubs spread across 270 Villages
-> 4500 Women Members (Farmers-cum-Micro-Entrepreneurs) across 200 Villages!