IFFCO Bagged First Ever dotCoop Global Award For Cooperative Excellence - 2009
Jakhar ‘s reelection on ICA Board (Global) ; an amplification for Indian cooperative movement
New Delhi 24thNovember, 2009: World’s largest producer and marketer of the processed fertiliser in cooperative sector, IFFCO bagged the first ever dotCoop Global Award for Cooperative Excellence, for providing its services to its cooperative members in a glittering opening ceremony of the general assembly of International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) at Geneva. IFFCO was adjudged best for its cooperative model of business and nurturing cooperative values at the grassroots level. The contest was hosted by dotCoop LLC, which own the .coop domain name. On behalf of its over 40,000 member societies Sh. Surinder Kumar Jakhar, Chairman, IFFCO received the Award, in presence of Dr. U.S. Awasthi, Managing Director, Dr. G N Saxena, Director (Coop. Dev) and many other Member on the Board of IFFCO.
Later in this general assembly Sh. Surinder Kumar Jakhar, was elected for 2nd time, on Board (Global) of the prestigious institution International Cooperative Alliance (ICA). Sh. Jakhar scored 2nd highest votes among 804 votes polled. ICA Global Board has 23 members of its Board. Founded in 1895 ICA is an independent non Government Organization which has 220 members' organizations from 85 countries representing over one billion individuals’ world wide.
Dr. U.S. Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO expressed his happiness for First ever dotCoop Global Award for Cooperative Excellence and asserted that this is a result of untiring service putting by IFFCO to its members. He also hailed Sh. Jakhar's election on ICA Board Global. He termed it as a moment of pride for IFFCO and the entire Indian cooperative movement. He said that has been working for the development of cooperatives at grassroot from its inception and continues to work for the betterment of farming community.
Sh. Jakhar, an eminent farmer - cooperator has been deeply involved in providing a fillip to Indian Cooperative movement for the last three decades. A widely travelled person, Sh. Jakhar carries with him rich and varied experience in the field of agriculture and cooperation. Under his dynamic leadership IFFCO has not only created a new records of Sales (112.58 Lakh MT) and Production ( 71.68 Lakh MT) of fertiliser in the year 2008-09 but has been rendering matchless service to farmers. During his tenure, IFFCO successfully forayed into rural telecom sector by forming a company called as IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd., which is sending 5 free voice messages to its subscribers daily. IFFCO formed Chhatisgarh Power Limited in Power sector and became the first company in India to make a SEZ for farmers as IFFCO Kisan SEZ. IFFCO also ventured abroad like Legend International in Australia, Re-structured ICS Senegal and entered into a Joint Venture in Jordan and formed Jordan India Fertiliser Company (JIFCO) to provide Phosphoric Acid to India.