Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
16-December-2011 13:23 IST
Modernisation / Upgradation of Indigenous Fertilizer Producing units

There has been an increase in indigenous production of fertilizers during the last three years.  Details of production of all fertilizers (Urea, DAP, NPK and SSP) for the years 2008-09 to 2010-11 are given below: -



Production (in LMT)








                The Government has notified on 4th September, 2008 a new investment policy for urea sector based on IPP bench mark to attract the much required investment in this sector.  The New Investment Policy aims at revamp, expansion, revival of existing urea units and setting up of Greenfield/Brownfield projects.  The fertilizer units like IFFCO-Aonla-I & II, IFFCO-Phulpur-I & II CFCL – Gadepan – I & II, NFCL-Kakinada – I & II and the unit of Tata Chemical Limited – Babrala have started giving additional production of urea after revamp.  Further, RCF-Thal, KRIBHCO-Hazira and NFL-Vijaipur are undertaking revamp of their units.  The Government has also notified on 8th March, 2009 a policy for conversion of FO/LSHS unit to gas based units.  As per the policy, three units of NFL viz Nangal, Bhatinda and Panipat and Bharuch unit of GNVFC are being converted to gas based.  The funds required for these conversion projects from FO/LSHS to gas based unit is being met from saving in energy & requisition of a special fixed cost for five years. 

                This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.