Promoted by Chaman Lal Setia, Vijay Setia and Rajeev Setia, Chaman Lal Setia Exports was incorporated as a partnership firm in 1983, under the name Chaman Lal & Sons. In Sep.'94, it went public under its present name. At present, the company operates rice milling units in Punjab at Amritsar and Karnal. The Karnal sheller also has a Sortex machine which incorporates state-of-the-art technology for cleaning rice and removing impurities. The company has a wide marketing network spread throughout the country and sells a whole range of basmati rice, including the Super A variety, under its world famous brand, Maharani. Apart from this, it also supplies rice in bulk to recognised exporters, which constitutes indirect exports. Chaman Lal came out with a public issue in Mar.'95 to finance the expansion and modernisation of the existing units from 2 tpm to 4 tpm.