In today’s competitive world, any enterprise needs quality infrastructure, employee satisfaction, efficient management and skilled workforce to succeed as an organisation. These are the prerequisites that help companies actualise their goals of profitability and enhance customer satisfaction at an effective cost.
This is where facility management service providers have gained prominence as a value-addition to the business. With an emerging market and new priorities, facility managers have become indispensable and an essential part of the decision-making authority of an organisation. The activities of facility management span across various dimensions like organisation resource management, asset management, procurement, employee safety, and services, among others.
BVG India Limited, India’s largest integrated services company, is serving over 750 customers, including the Supreme Court of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister Office, many ministries, local governments, State power utilities, along with private customers like Tata Motors, Bajaj, Mahindra, Volkswagen, Accenture, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and many others.
It provides services like mechanised housekeeping, gardening, landscaping, waste management, factory construction and relocation, civil engineering, farm management, power projects and many others.
Leading from Rural Maharashtra to a Nationwide Network
BVG India Limited took roots as a non-profit Bharat Vikas Pratishthan in 1993, by the then engineering student HR Gaikwad, Chairman and Managing Director, inspired by Swami Vivekananda. Gaikwad set out to help rural youth with funds for education and opportunities for jobs and livelihood. Two years later, Gaikwad was inducted as a graduate trainee engineer in Telco (now Tata Motors), where he earned management appreciation for saving huge costs through his innovative use of cables otherwise meant to be scrapped.
He used this opportunity to request the management for some jobs for rural youth from his village. The management agreed and BVG began informally as eight-member in-house outsourced housekeeping outfit within Telco (now Tata Motors) in 1997, with Gaikwad still employed in the company.
Taking inspiration from Swami Vivekananda, BVG started its operations in 1997 to cater cleaning service requirements of Tata Motors. Since then, with a commitment to deliver quality work, BVG has grown by leaps and bounds. Today, it is known to be amongst the best facilimanagement brands. With over 70,000 employees, BVG family is spread over 70 locations all over India.
Stopped Recommending and Started Hiring
Before leaving Tata Motors, Gaikwad built a strong team of 300 people. BVG was recognised by many companies and being recommended in places like Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. From just one service of housekeeping from where it started, BVG India Limited now provides the entire gamut of integrated services, like construction and relocation of factories, laying of roads, landscaping and plantation of public gardens, rural electrification project, waste management, security, catering, etc.
Engendering waste to wealth Although, increase in the waste material is becoming a challenge but BVG took this as an opportunity to repay its debt to the society by looking at waste as a ‘resource’ and created a new business vertical ‘Waste to Wealth’. BVG serves government and private entities to process the inorganic and organic waste. The large ones include Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), New Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and Brahat Bangalore Mahanagara Palika (BBMP). This includes door-to-door collection of waste, primary processing, secondary processing and disposal of waste in terms of lifting and dumping capacity. It handles over 8, 000 tonnes waste per day.
In 2017, the Government of India undertook the Swachh Sarvekshan where it ranked cities and municipal corporations on their cleanliness parameters. In the national ranking, Pimpri Chinchwad was at 72 Rank. However, in the section of solid waste processing and disposal, which is completely handled by BVG India Limited, Pimpri Chinchwad was the national topper.
“The light of prosperity of my country spreads all over and I shall be a small soldier in it as a small clay lamp,” says H R Gaikwad.
Venturing into farm keeping and animal keeping
With a focus on introducing modern scientific methods in a major way to improve agriculture and livestock, BVG has diversified through BVG Life Sciences Limited. The company has developed innovative plantation technology as well as crop care products, which delivers minimum 50 per cent increase in farm yield in one crop season and double in three crop seasons. The company’s animal care, meant for cows and buffaloes, delivers minimum 20 per cent increase in milk yield.
Implementing and managing emergency response services Modern-day progressive Governments are realising the need of providing swift assistance to citizens in emergency situations, thus saving the loss of precious human capital. BVG India Ltd. implements medical emergency ambulance response service and civil emergency police response service for Governments. BVG has implemented and now manages Dial-108 toll-free: Medical Emergency Ambulance Response Service (also known as Emergency Medical Services) for Maharashtra Government (from last four years) and Delhi Government (from last three years). We have been in service from last six months in Andhra Pradesh.
Dial-108 is a free ambulance on call service for medical emergencies. This is among the world’s largest set up of its kind having 1,700 ambulances spread across Maharashtra, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, each with a doctor or emergency medical technician and life support equipment available 24 X 7 in the service of citizens.
Ensuring beauty through landscape and gardening services
BVG provides a full-fledged service to beautify cities, townships, roads, factory lands, etc. The BVG landscaping services have been ensuring the beauty of various building, streets, and parks in the cities. In 1999, BVG started its own horticulture and agriculture division on contracts, and eventually gained its reputation in this discipline.
India’s best integrated food park
Under the Government food processing policy, BVG India has inaugurated Satara Mega Food Park.
Awards and achievements
Bharat Vikas Group (BVG), has bagged the award for facility Management Firm of the Year 2017 at the ‘9th Realty Plus Excellence
Awards (West) 2017’. BVG contended against some of the big multinationals in this category and for the second time running has pipped them to the post. Realty Plus Excellence Awards is the platform that recognises the contributions made by companies in the real estate panorama. The company’s philosophy is ‘Non-Core Work is Our Core Work’.
Revolutionising the future of Indian agriculture by increasing the yield
HR Gaikwad’s bigger plan is to double farmers’ income from agriculture, a goal espoused by the Government, with products such as fertilisers, crop nutrients and crop protectors. He commits to a minimum 50 per cent yield increase in one crop season and double in three crop seasons with the use of products and technology from BVG Life Sciences Limited. Gaikwad has also started BVG Foundation with the objective of increasing the living standards and contributing to the development of rural youth, students and farmers.