Fertilizers Companies

At present, there are 56 large size fertilizer units in the country manufacturing a wide range of nitrogenous, phosphatic and complex fertilizers. Of these, 30 units (as on date 28 units are functioning) produce urea, 21 units produce DAP and complex fertilizers, 5 units produce low analysis straight nitrogenous fertilizers and 9 manufacture ammonium sulphate as by-product. Besides, there are about 72 small and medium scale units in operation producing single super phosphate (SSP). The total installed capacity of fertilizer production which was 119.60 lakh MT of nitrogen and 53.60 lakh MT of phosphate as on 31.03.2004, has marginally increased to120.61 lakh MT of nitrogen and 56.59 lakh MT of phosphate as on 01.04.2010.

Production Capacity And Capacity Utilization

The production of fertilizers during 2009-10 was 119.00 lakh MT of nitrogen and 43.21 lakh MT of phosphate. The production target for 2010-11 was 125.16 Lakh MT of nitrogen and 48.70 Lakh MT of Phosphate, representing a growth rate of 5.2% in nitrogen and 12.7% in Phosphate as compared to production in 2009-10. Production target for nitrogenous fertilizer is more than the installed capacity. The production target for phospahtic fertilizer is less than installed capacity due to constraints in availability of raw materials/ intermediates which are substantially imported. However, taken together, the production of ‘N’ and ‘P’ during the year is higher than that in the corresponding period of last year

The production performance of both nitrogenous and phosphatic fertilizers during the year 2009-10 was satisfactory. Production of nitrogenous fertilizers was less than target by 1.84 Lakh MT, as there was no production by SPIC. The production of phosphatic fertilizers was more then target by 1.90 Lakh MT.

The installed capacity of urea units in the country as follows:-

UREA UNITS SET UP BETWEEN: 1967-2010 WITH REASSESSED CAPACITY

Production Capacity And Capacity Utilization
Year of Comm. Unit Feedstock Installed
Comm. and Sector
Installed Capacity (lakh/MT)
1967 GSFC-Baroda Gas-Private 3.706
1969 SFC-Kota Naphtha-Private 3.790
1970 DIL-Kanpur Naphtha-Private 7.220
1971 MFL-Madras Naphtha-Public 4.868 @
1973 ZIL -Goa Naphtha-Private 3.993
1975 SPIC-Tuticorin Naphtha-Private 6.200
1976 MCFL-Mangalore Naphtha-Private 3.800
1978 NFL-Nangal FO/LSHS-Public 4.785
1978 IFFCO-Kalol Gas-Coop. 5.445 @
1979 NFL-Bhatinda FO/LSHS-Public 5.115
1979 NFL-Panipat FO/LSHS-Public 5.115
1981 IFFCO-Phulpur Gas—Coop. 5.511
1982 RCF-Trombay-V Gas-Public 3.30
1982 GNFC-Bharuch FO/LSHS-Private 6.360
1985 RCF-Thal Gas-Public 17.068
1986 KRIBHCO-Hazira Gas-Coop. 17.292
1987 BVFCL-Namrup-III(Formerly HFC) Gas-Public 3.150
1988 NFL-Vijaipur Gas-Public 8.646
1988 IFFCO-Aonla Gas-Coop.
1988 Indogulf-Jagdishpur Gas-Private 8.646
1992 NFCL-Kakinada Gas-Private 5.970
1993 CFCL-Gadepan Gas-Private 8.646
1994 TCL-Babrala Gas-Private 8.646
1995 KRIBHCO SHYAM-Shahjahanpur (Formerly OCFL) Gas-Private 8.646
1996 IFFCO-Aonla expansion Gas-Cooperative 8.646
1997 NFL-Vijaipur expansion Gas-Public 8.646
1997 IFFCO-Phulpur expansion Gas—Cooperative 8.646
1998 NFCL-Kakinada expansion Naphtha-Private 5.970
1999 CFCL-Gadepan expansion Naphtha/Gas-Private 8.646
2005 BVFCL:Namrup-II Gas-Public 2.400 @

Note: @ After revamp

The following 9 urea plants of the companies are presently closed/under shutdown due to various reasons, inter-alia, on account of technological obsolescence, feedstocks limitation, non-viability of unit/company and heavy financial losses.

Note: Production by DIL-Kanpur (7.22 LMT) was suspended due to financial constraints.
S.No Name of the Company/Unit Date of Closures Annual Installed Capacity(In Lakh MT)
1 FCI:Gorakhpur 10.6.1990 2.85
2 FCI:Ramagundam 1.4.1999 4.95
3 FCI: Talcher 1.4.1999 4.95
4 FCI: Sindri 16.3.2002 3.30
5. HFC: Durgapur 1.7.1997 3.30
6. HFC: Barauni 1.1.1999 3.30
7. RCF: Trombay-I 1.5.1995 0.98
8. NLC: Neyveli 31.3.2002 1.53
9. FACT: Cochin-I 15.5.2001 3.30
  Total   28.46