Production & Inputs

India today is the third largest producer of nitrogenous fertilizers in the world only behind China and USA. At present, there are 30 large size units in the country producing urea (as on date 29 are functioning) 21 units produce DAP and complex fertilizers, 5 units produce low analysis straight nitrogenous fertilizers. Besides, there are about 80 small and medium scale units in operation producing single super phosphate (SSP). The total installed capacity of fertilizer production, which was 119.60 LMT of nitrogen and 53.60 LMT of phosphate as on 31.03.2004, has marginally increased to 120.61 LMT of nitrogen and 56.59 LMT of phosphate as on 31.03.2011.