- Kadamba Charitable Foundation
- Kadamba Agro Producers Company Ltd
- Kadamba Souharda Co-operative Limited
- Kadamba Intrac (P) Ltd
Anantkumar Hegde , is more known as a policy maker for the past two and half decades, with a brand feel of uncompromising ideological commitment, towards social and national cause. He has clarity of thoughts and vision which promotes him to take a stand with no ambiguity in nature. He doesn't bring commercial interests to overlap his policy process, nor does he allow politics to enter the business world.
Kadamba (A socio - commercial organisation)
Anantkumar Hegde has been leading Kadamba, for the past three decades, since its inception in 2000. The uncertain political developments in 1998-99 had pushed Anantkumar to drift away from mainstream politics and involve in social causes.
Kadamba is one of the multidimensional services as well as business enterprise, including NGO, Cooperative institutions, and private business entities. He has been the founding president of the organizations.
Kadamba Foundation is working in the field of multi-dimensional socio-economic-developmental activities for the downtrodden, weaker and the vulnerable section of the society, particularly in the rural areas. Kadamba Foundation works with the local population bridging across the national horizon.
As a social care taker
Anantkumar Hegde’s concern towards rural development has ensured key areas like, Health and environment are witnessing significant progress, that he has himself personally taken care of. His initiative of tying up with Justice KS Hegde (KSHEMA) Hospital-Mangalore, on a referral basis has ensured a significant number of patients being provided subsidized quality medical assistance and services.
The referral scheme for the past 17 years has witnessed more than 9000 patients getting benefitted with almost saving a total cost of nearly a crore of rupees annually. These facts speak volumes about the success of this service initiative.
Anant’s efforts in bringing the mountainous section in the rural areas under community forest development through his policy-making initiative have resulted in Betta Balakedaarara Sangha (An initiative for the conservation of privileged forest land in Uttara Kannada district) thereby increasing the density of the community forest. His efforts in afforestation drive have seen a big push as the campaign of planting a thousand of saplings of “Kadamba tree” has been received well by local communities.
His call to the various corporates to participate in the afforestation drive has started yielding results with the flow of CSR funds being invested into these environmental activities.
As an entrepreneurial farmer
Basically, an explorer by nature, Anantkumar Hegde kept on experimenting on different crops in the changing agro-landscape. The global agro dynamics had altered the agro-process in the form of its depleting and changing resources such as fertilizers and water, manpower and unknown market or its instability.
As a policymaker, Anantkumar has been interacting with the various scientists of the premier agro/horticultural institutions, and the farming communities across the country, and conducting series of workshops, seminars to create awareness and educate the farmers of his district and beyond.
Besides these activities, he got into various agro corporates, to bridge the crucial market linkage for the farm produce. Today, the resultant of these efforts, he could introduce a range of new-age crops such as …
Today, the resultant of these efforts invested by Ananth, have produced a range of new-age crops such as -
Besides rejuvenating horticultural crops such as-
As an empathizing cooperative entrepreneur
Anantkumar strongly believes in social collective power and had been at the forefront advocating the cooperative model for economic prosperity, particularly in rural areas. He has mobilized communities into this fold and has created deferent kind of co-operative societies for visualizing their multi-dimensional rural upliftment initiatives.
Anant’s ambitious financial foray has been into rural income generation segment. For nurturing thousands of women self-help groups (SHG’s) in Uttara Kannada district for creating socio-Economic awareness as well as make them self-sustainable. Anantkumar Hegde has started cooperative movement through Kadamba, such as...
- Kadamba Souharda Co-operative Limited
- Kadamba Agro Producers Company Ltd (Cooperative Company)
Today in a short span of its operations, it has created new “Techno-Credibility horizon for adopting new age tech-financial utility tools, which has made Kadamba, as one of the pioneering new age cooperative organization in this country. such as…
- Online E-stamping (E-Stamp paper @ your door step)
- Kadamba-TA (The first digital wallet for cooperatives)
- My money (A unique community banking platform)
- Service Banking (A new holistic concept apart from so called money lending business)
The other enterprising domain which Anant has pursued is, Green Nano Technology. This patented technology is first of its kind in the world, set to revolutionize some of the great utilities of mankind.
Silver & Gold Nano particles along with other herbal extracts, form key constituents of many new generation products such as -
Gold nano particles are being pursued for anti-cancer therapy. The clinical trials have provided positive and enthusiastic results, ushering great hopes in the treatment of cancer in the coming days. He opines that the present lethal “Chemotherapy” would be replaced with the advent of these wonder formulations in the treatment of cancer diseases even in affordable cost. And hopes that, further research could also arrest the tertiary stage and beyond.
Anant Kumar’s intrinsic fascination towards various diversified subjects right from ancient science, linguistic science particularly on the lipi (Scripts) front, astronomy, has been exemplary. His constant hunger to devour more knowledge & information is constantly upgraded by his voracious reading obsession.
Painting and poetry are Anant’s favourite pastimes which have been cultivated for his personal realization. His journey with martial arts has qualified him to be a certified Tae-Kwon-Do martial artiste.
The path of learning is a never-ending journey as Anantkumar Hegde believes that, learning and unlearning is an integral and eternal process for an entire period of life. Though he is a Graduate from the Arts stream, his unmatched love towards pure science, scientific advancements across different platforms of research and applications, alike are quite intriguing.
Anant has travelled extensively across the world and as such he has visited almost 19 countries until date. He believes that one has to travel widely to understand life on this planet.
Life is too good to have provided great journeys,
fabulous people, fantastic opportunities,
challenging situations, and tremendous moments
in exploring the world and beyond.
One life is not enough!”