Pune-based Sucheta Bhandare launched Earth Poorna in 2019, that supplies ragi laddus and other nutritious, healthy snacks pan India.
“I am a farmer’s daughter and the desire to do something connected to food and land was always something that played on my mind,” says Sucheta Bhandare (35), founder of Earth Poorna, a company that came into existence to provide wholesome and nutritious snacking options.
Having grown up in Nashik’s Vadner Bhairav village, Sucheta says that her childhood was very different from those in bigger cities. Speaking to The Better India, she says, “Peanuts and jaggery, roaster gram, puffed rice and healthy laddus were the snacks I grew up on. While the benefits of these foods were lost on me as a child, I realised how beneficial they were as I grew up.”
Having started with an initial investment of Rs 5,000 in 2019 Earth Poorna today is making close to Rs 1 lakh per month.
They do this by selling four types of laddus and two savoury mixtures made out of rice flakes and jowar.