Pioneering year for the group as it started the first sugar plant upon insistence of Mahatma Gandhi to make the country self-reliant.
It was amongst the 30 sugar mills that initiated the future of sugar industry in India.
Today, Bajaj Hindustan Sugar Ltd is Asia’s Number 1 sugar manufacturing company and stands strong among the top four globally.
The trust was set up to offer agro-based livelihood opportunities to support rural communities. Developmental interventions like dairy farming, organic farming, horticulture and biogas have been started in 11 villages of Sikar district, Rajasthan.
This decision was taken to convey the association of founding member, Late Sri Jamnalal Bajaj with the company. And, to express reverence to his contribution in the freedom struggle of India. The total capacity of the plant was then 7400 TCD and Distillery Capacity was 100 KLPD.
Major Greenfield expansion drive in Bajaj Hindusthan Limited by adding Greenfield Sugar & Distillery Plants - i.e. Sugar Plant (3 in East UP, 4 in Central & West UP) and Distillery Plant (2 in Central UP and 1 each in West & East UP).
Cane crushing capacity was pushed from 53,000 TCD to 95,000 TCD ant total cane crushing capacity reached 136,000 TCD.
Lalitpur Power Generation Co. starts work on a 1,980 MW power project. Bajaj Energy Pvt Ltd starts work on thermal power generation capacities of 450 MW.
Bajaj Consumer Care IPO raises around Rs.3 billion.
Bajaj Foundation launched innovative river rejuvenation projects in Wardha district. Initiated Sustainable Agriculture Programme including Wadi project benefiting 40,874 families in Wardha district.
Bajaj Energy Pvt Ltd commences thermal power generation of 450 MW.
Launched the globally recognised ‘Design For Change’ initiative for school children that guided them towards finding solutions to relevant problems. One of the stories has been picked up as a chapter for the 7th standard by Govt. of Maharashtra, making it reach out to 15 lakh students.