“My dream is to see India as the number one country on the poultry map of the world. An industry driven by technology, innovation and self-reliance, to provide the farmer total support for poultry development, to enable the industry to play a major role in global markets, to be one of the greatest contributors and to see a big future for the poultry industry.”
Dr. B.V.Rao.

Few have the determination to cherish their dream, nurture it and translate it into reality. One such man was Dr. B.V.Rao. Through sheer hard work and conviction he transformed poultry from a simple cottage enterprise into a truly integrated industry - all in a period of 25 years, inspired and greatly supported by his wife Smt. Uttara Devi Rao who had started a small poultry business in Hyderabad in 1969.

The dream took shape in 1971with the setting up of Venkateshwara Hatcheries Ltd - The Flagship Company of the VH Group. Since then there has been no looking back. Nurtured and developed under the genius of Dr. B.V.Rao, Venkateshwara Hatcheries Ltd. went on to become one of the largest and most integrated poultry group in the world. It is for this reason that Dr. B.V.Rao is often referred to as the Father of Modern Poultry in India. He was awarded India’s highest civilian award - THE PADMASHREE in 1990.


Behind every man’s success there is a woman SMT. UTTARA DEVI RAO, a warm-hearted lady with an iron will inspired Dr.Rao to venture into what was a mere backyard activity and to transform it into a modern vibrant industry.

Dr. B.V.Rao’s dream for the Indian farmer today is a reality. That same farmer now looks at the VH Group as a source of leadership and technological expertise. As pioneers in the field, the group has won several national and international awards. Soaring into the new millennium under the dynamic leadership of Dr.Rao’s daughter - Chairperson Smt. Anuradha Desai the group has met with unprecedented success and In this way the VH Group strives towards its goal in keeping with its philosophy and in keeping one mans dream alive - FOREVER
Dr. B.V.Rao.
Smt. Uttara Devi Rao