Atul Rajasthan Date Palms Ltd (ARDP) is a joint venture company promoted by Atul Ltd and Rajasthan Horticulture Development Society, Government of Rajasthan based on the public-private partnership model.
ARDP was incorporated on March 5, 2009 in India. The Company is engaged in the production and marketing of tissue culture raised date palm plants with the aim to enhance the economy and ecology of the arid regions of the country. The production and hardening facilities of the Company located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, are the first and the largest of its kind in India.
ARDP is expected to help India (the largest importer of dates in the world) to produce true to type tissue culture raised date palm plants indigenously, which in turn will help Indian farmers to grow date fruit varieties in the country.