Vinod Agarwal is a Managing Partner in Baijnath Melaram, looks after the finance and accounting department at Mumbai Head Quarters. Much needed help needed by his father in business, he got into business in 1977 while simultaneously studying for his Business Degree at Mumbai University.

He was the youngest Ship Breaker to have entered in Alang in the year 1983. All the vessels that were bought were directly bought off ship owners. Eckhardt Marine GmbH & INCOM House, London were the two companies that Mr. Vinod Kumar Agarwal usually bought vessel from directly. Once the business started operating smoothly he shifted back to Mumbai.

Ship recycling activities were ongoing in Mumbai as well as Alang. Mr. Vinod Agarwal started another company, B Melaram & Sons in 1982 for trading in Iron and Steel products like wire rope, TMT Bars, Rounds, Colored Sheets, hot-rolled Coils, and cold-rolled Coils.

Under his supervision, Baijnath Melaram (BM) has recycled several Navy vessels like Frigates, Submarines, Mine Sweeper, etc. BM has seen 20 fold increases in turnover since he joined the company. In 2014, he ventured into construction under the name GAJ Reality and bought three lands in Navi Mumbai. All the projects were completed in the year 2018 and three more projects started in same area and are planned to be completed by 2020.


Bhupendra Agarwal has been a Managing partner at Baijnath Melaram since 1980. After a few years of exploring the steel industry throughout the country, he straightaway took responsibility of the entire business in Alang, Gujarat once his brother moved back to Mumbai.

His workaholic nature made him one of the highest producers of Scrap from a single yard. Through his extensive knowledge of the industry and the ships, he has been able to bring incomparable efficiency to the company. His forte in building relations with company’s suppliers as well as buyers has made him one of the most reputed, respected and valued business man in Alang.

His vision has helped the future generation to grow in a sustainable direction that the company required to survive the increasing competition.

To add to the portfolio of Baijnath Melaram, he started a subsidiary company that deals in trading. With the contacts that he had built in the past 35 years, he supplies all recyclable material to companies that use waste to add value to their product. His regular customers are JSW, Welspun, Viraj Alloys, Laxcon, and many more.

Very recently, he has started trading in bigger volumes and is focusing on expanding to become one of the biggest Scrap traders & Importers in India. Bigger volumes have been planned for the year 2020


Nitesh Agarwal is a partner at Baijnath Melaram, a ship recycling company based in India, where he has devoted 90 percent of his time developing and innovating Sustainable methods to recycle ships. He studied finance and entrepreneurship at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Bloomington. After which he joined Baijnath Melaram to become the 4th generation to be a part of the family-run business.

Passionate about learning, Nitesh continued his studies at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, while still working with the firm. He is a firm believer of family values and tries to inculcate those value systems at work place as well. Besides his business, Nitesh enjoys travelling and meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds

For the past year, Nitesh has been extensively working on developing Baijnath Melaram’s Ship Recycling facility at Alang, India and aspires to make it the Best Green ship recycling yard in the world. He is now focusing on developing a portal for the shipping industry making life easy using Crypto Currencies.


Madhur Agarwal is a partner at Baijnath Melaram, a ship recycling company based in Alang, India. Being the youngest sibling of the fourth generation, he has recently joined the family business after completing his studies abroad at Nottingham Business School where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Having recently come out of university, his expertise in analysing and forecasting foreign and domestic steel markets would be imperative in the everlasting growth of our company and the ship recycling industry. As to where the current trends are growing, he is providing his full support to the yard to become one of the leading green ship recyclers of the world.

Besides his business, he is also keen on travelling, enjoys avid reading, and likes playing sports. Madhur is determined, focused and willing to undertake and solve any challenges that hinder the growth of Baijnath Melaram.


Siddharth Kala is a business manager at Baijnath Melaram, a ship recycling company based in Alang. He is adaptable and an ambitious individual with a deep knowledge of his work. Siddharth has devoted himself to the work-ethics and principles of the company. He overlooks Production, Sales, and Developing innovative ways of Green Ship Recycling. Having a Bachelors Degree in Foreign Trade, from M.I.T. Pune, has enabled him to use his expertise in dealing with all stakeholders of the ship recycling industry in the world. He has 7 years of experience in the ship recycling industry and has been a part of the Baijnath Melaram Family for more than 2 years.

Soon after graduation he got an opportunity to work for the world’s largest container shipping line, AP Moller Maersk, for a year. With his corporate experience and willingness to improve the ship recycling industry, he aspires to make Baijnath Melaram on of the leading green ship recycling company in the world.