Seen in the photo: Mr. Sushant Kumar Agarwal, Managing Director and Mr. Harsh Nahata, Executive Director receiving the CNBC-TV18's Emerging India Awards, 2009 from the Hon'ble Home Minister of India Sri P Chidambaram at an awards function in New Delhi.

CNBC-TV18 and ICICI Bank Ltd organize the Emerging India Awards every year to salute the resilience and strength of character of India's small and medium enterprises. Kamarhatty was selected for this honour after a careful screening of over a million small and medium enterprises from over the country. The screening was done by CRISIL, India's premier rating agency.

Kamarhatty Company Limited (KCL), set up in 1877 under British managing agency Jardine Henderson Ltd, is one of the oldest functioning composite jute mills in the world and is a source of employment for over 5000 and above people.

Located on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, KCL is a part of the US$ 50 million Kamarhatty Group which today epitomizes leadership, vision, determination, innovation and growth. Still young in terms of existence, the Kamarhatty Group has, in a very short span of 7 years, established itself as a formidable player in Jute, Paper, Power Generation and Warehousing.

Jute has always been an area of immense thrust and endless opportunities for the group with the present management having an experience of over 20 years in managing jute mills.

Investments of over US $ 7 million have been made in KCL over the last 5 years towards the setting up of a state-of-the-art fine yarn export oriented unit (EOU), a bleaching and dyeing unit and in scaling up and modernization of existing capacity. This investment in capacity addition and diversification has had a direct impact in terms of the company’s top line, operating costs, production and more importantly productivity. Today, the company boasts itself at being one of the lowest cost processors of jute in the country.

The Company sets for itself very high standards of quality and has successfully implemented stringent quality norms at all levels of production. In this way it has been able to successfully meet the challenges of a fiercely competitive market in the recent past.

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