Established as a small farm unit in 1965, today Bhatti Agritech is a leading seed potato producer in India and is the best address for sourcing potato planting material. The establishment is located and operates in Jalandhar district of central Punjab, a region which has been identified as "Most Ideal" on basis of comprehensive and systematic scientific surveys. Presence of disease free environment and most suitable soil conditions are two of the many positive findings of such scientific investigations in central Punjab.
During its pilot phase, our organization procured disease free breeder's seed of popular varieties from federal potato research institute and multiplied the stocks at our farms. Since generation and extrapolation of new ideas has been an integral part of our work culture, the organization commissioned its own tissue culture and diagnostic facility as a part of vertical integration. The tissue culture facility has now been upgraded to include state of the art aeroponics technology. Presently the facility has capacity to produce four million propagules annually. The diagnostic facility is equipped with the most sensitive techniques namely ELISA, PCR and Real time PCR.
Nucleus and basic potato seed is exclusively multiplied at our own farm spread over 3000 acres. The organization possesses complete and multiple sets of requisite farm machinery, post harvest handling devices and logistic facilities to manage a large area. We have established major and minor field outposts, away from administrative block, which functions as operational centres for various field activities in areas under their command. Production of disease free seed is ensured by sticking to a text book package and the schedule of activities is executed in a clockwork fashion. Timely operations are guaranteed by experienced field and technical staff under the overall supervision of specialist scientists. Quality parameters are strictly enforced to obtain disease-free and vigorous product.
We produce approximately 30,000 tonnes of seed potato annually during winter season and all the produce is stored in our own modern cold stores with a capacity of 30,000 tons. State-of-the-art gadgets ensure maintenance of requisite temperature, humidity and CO2 levels. The organization has about 400,000 Sq.ft. of covered area to handle seed at pre and post cold store phase.
Seed potato produced by Bhatti Agritech is very well positioned and has conspicuous visibility in all potato growing regions in India. The house has a strong marketing network and our product commands a premium.
Our Core team
SUKHJIT SINGH BHATTI
Owner / Proprietor
Sukhjit Singh Bhatti, proprietor of the Bhatti Agritech & Bhatti Farms is a science graduate and a second generation seed potato farmer. He is a keen observer with a quick sense of judgment and possesses requisite business acumen. He has about 35 years experience in seed potato production and has developed a wide marketing network in the country. His product commands a substantial premium in the Indian market. He is the President of the Confederation of Potato seed farmers (POSCON), the only registered body of seed potato growers. He is the member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also an associate in National Agricultural Innovative Project (NAIP) funded by the World Bank. Extremely receptive to adoption of new technology, he has participated in a number of international meets including World Potato Congress at Kunming, China in 2004, Boise Idaho, USA in 2006 & Christchurch, New Zealand in 2009. Widely travelled in India and also visited countries like USA, Canada, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Russia, Kazakhstan, U.A.E, China, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand & Sri Lanka.
Leisure: Golf, socializing and reading.
DR.GURJIT SINGH KANG
Head - Agronomy & Quality Control
Dr. Gurjit Singh Kang holds a doctorate in Plant Genetics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He served the Indian council of Agricultural Research for 33 years . A distinguished plant breeder and seed potato specialist, he has evolved five potato varities and represented India in international fora to present national potato seed papers. He has been an important individual in National potato seed programme. He has more than seventy research publications to his credit and is recipient of number of awards. He has been the head of the Central Potato Research Institute for 18 years. Widely travelled in India & abroad. Countries visited include U.K, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia & Russia.
Leisure: Quizzing, Crossword puzzles, Music and outdoor activities.
VARUNJIT SINGH BHATTI
Head - Field Operations
Varunjit Singh Bhatti, elder son of Sukhjit Singh Bhatti, is a third generation seed potato farmer. After graduating in commerce from Canada, he is ably supporting his father in day-to-day management of farms & office activities. A quick learner, he has penchant for efficiency and believes in tangible results. An individual with remarkable energy, he is already into serious business.
Leisure: Motor Bike, Golf and other outdoor sports.
TANVIR SINGH BHATTI
Head - Tissue Culture & Diagnostics
Tanvir Singh Bhatti, younger son of Sukhjit Singh Bhatti joined the company in 2016. He obtained his BSc. Agriculture degree from the prestigious McGill University Canada. He did his MSc. in plant pathology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He specialized in plant virology diagnostics during his post graduation. He did his super specialization in potato virus diagnostics from National Institute of Biology at Ljubljana, Slovenia. After joining the company, he is guiding the team responsible for running the state of the art facility for potato tissue culture. The core activity to produce disease free microplants and microtubers is being looked after by him personally. Since his joining, he has equipped the diagnostic laboratory which is part of Bhatti Agritech with techniques namely ELISA, PCR and Real-time PCR. He is sure to take the disease free material produced by the laboratory to a higher pedestal and thus would be an asset both to the company and potato seed producing and consuming fraternity.
Leisure: Golf and Music.