Tribune News Service
Bathinda, April 7
Surpassing the previous records, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has achieved the ever highest urea production of 38 lakh MT with an overall capacity utilisation of 118 per cent during 2015-16.
This accounts for 15.5 per cent share of the total urea production of 245 LMT in the country during 2015-16.
NFL’s contribution will help to reduce the import of urea and further enhance food security in the country.
Two plants of the company at Nangal and Panipat, despite being vintage units of more than 38 years old have achieved ever highest urea production of 5.47 LMT and 5.67 LMT with 114.2 per cent and 110.9 per cent capacity utilisation, respectively.
Almost all the units of the company managed lowest ever energy consumption in 2015-16, which has helped in optimising energy consumption in the production of urea.
The company has also recorded ever highest sale of 55,199 MT of nitric acid during 2015-16, besides taking several new initiatives.
The company has commenced the multiplication of seeds programme for the production and sale of quality seeds under its brand ‘Kisan’.
After a gap of 20 years, the company has undertaken import of DAP and supplied it to the farmers. With the objective of providing all agri products under one roof, NFL has undertaken trading of seeds, pesticides, bentonite sulphur, diammonium phosphate (DAP) and bio-fertilizers.
“The Company is on the path of growth and has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 15,000 crore with a profitability of Rs 500 crore in the next five years,” a spokesperson of the NFL said.
Under the Government of India initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission, the NFL has entered into an agreement with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and Indore Municipal Corporation for marketing 100 per cent of the city’s compost produced from these municipalities.
The government has announced a subsidy of Rs 1,500 per tonne on city compost to promote the organic fertilizer.
On the CSR front, the company carried out various projects such as construction of toilets in schools, installation of solar lights in remote areas of Uttrakhand, free soil testing campaign for farmers, distribution of soil health cards and various women empowerment programmes.
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