Core Team Members
A core team manages the operations of the organisation. However, the foundation and spirit of KGU are the artisans and farmers whose products constitute the Kilmora Brand.
- Kusum Rawat | In-charge Finance and Accounts
- Balam Singh Negi | Accountant
- Bahadur Singh Mahara | Manager, Production and Inventory
- Mukesh Singh Bisht | In-charge Herbs and Grains
- Pratap Singh Bisht| Production and Inventory Assistant
- Rajendra Singh Jeena |Weaving Supervisor
- Anoop Singh Bisht | Weaving Assistant
- Ravindra Singh| Weaving Assistant
- Kamala Bisht | Knitting Supervisor
- Anita Arya | Knitting Supervisor
- Manju Rana | Knitting Assistant
- Rajendra Singh Dangwal | Production Assistant
- Lakhan Singh Rautela | Shop Manager
- Dharmanand Kabdwal | Sales Representative
- Bachi Singh Bisht | Sales Assistant
- Mamta Arya | Sales Assistant
- Kesar Singh (Chandan) | Herbs Assistant
- Jyoti Sahi | Sales Assistant
- Srishti Yadav | Brand & Marketing Manager
- Anamika Das | Manager – Agri-business
- Krithika Shashi Acharya | Design Consultant
- Anurag Chatrath | Managing Director
Reinvesting in the Community
KGU’s products directly benefit the community. Our agricultural products are sourced straight from the farmers and we strive to pay our artisans a fair wage.
We also help maximise the returns to rural producers – training the local community with the required skill set, finishing the textiles locally, and using local expertise in the value-addition processes of apricot kernel.
In a region largely dependent on subsistence agriculture and a variable fruit crop, KGU’s outreach gives a meaningful income to the families it is involved with.
For our weavers, round-the-year income enables them to think of better futures for their children and themselves. For many of the producers taking home supplementary earnings – the knitters or women farmers who have no other means of earning on their own – the income generated by their work at KGU, gives them greater control over their lives.
Apart from the direct wage generating and marketing activities, KGU also contributes to concrete and tangible community development projects. At present, these include contributions towards two major initiatives of the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG): an eight-bed hospital in Sargakhet village, and a rural primary school that has been functioning since 2004 in Simayal village, Nainital District.