National Fertilizer

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National Fertilizer has earned its reputation on account of the quality of the nitrogenous fertilizers that it manufactures. The company was set up in the 1970s with the aim of producing bio-fertilizers of varies types and urea ranging within its nitrogenous fertilizer category.

Production Units of National Fertilizer:

National Fertilizer has grown for more than 3 decades and has witnessed and contributed to the evolution of the fertilizer sector. The company itself has undergone significant expansion plans and is still awaiting more development. The company has already acquired a number of plants dealing with bio-fertilizers and urea at different locations in India such as Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. Punjab has the maximum number of manufacturing plants - one at Bathinda and the other 2 at Nangal. The 2 production units of National Fertilizer in Nangal area were constructed at an investment of ` 91.26 crore and ` 299.19 crore. Nangal-I is engaged in the production of ammonia whereas Nangal-II produces both ammonia and urea. The Bathinda plant was set up with a capital amount of ` 349.41 crore. National Fertilizer spent ` 516 crore and Rs.1071 crore to create Vijaipur-I and Vijaipur-II plants respectively, located in Madhya Pradesh. Both these plants are run on natural gas. The Panipat plant in Haryana, similar to Punjab's Bathinda plant produces ammonia and urea.

Upgradations of National Fertilizer:

National Fertilizer has been performing excellently - a fact that is seen from the profit ratio of ` 116.40 crore in the last financial year. The amount of sales of urea rose to 33.63 million tons in 2006, whereas the total sales turnover of the company reached ` 3590.53 crore in the same year. The company was successful in manufacturing 33.44 lakh tons of urea and 175 million tons of bio-fertilizers, with the optimum usage of its resources, approximating 103.5% in case of urea and 75 million tons more than the average production of 100 million tons of bio-fertilizers.

Recognitions received by National Fertilizer:

The company has been accredited with ISO:9001 certification for the excellent quality of its goods and for matching international environment criteria. The company has also been recognized with Natural Organic Certification Association for quality of Shree Narmada-Organic Manure in the class of agricultural inputs. In 2005, National Fertilizer won the Golden Peacock Innovation Award for its Panipat plant and Nation Energy Conservation and Management Award for the Vijaipur plants. The National Productivity Award for the good quality of its bio-fertilizers was given to the company in 2003. National Fertilizer had won the Energy Conservation Award conferred by the Indian ministry of power in the year 2000 for its Vijaipur plant.

Products of National Fertilizer:

National Fertilizer has a number of products to offer, such as magnesium sulphate, the chemical composition of which consists of magnesium oxide and sulfur which treat magnesium deficiency in soil. The quantity of magnesium sulphate has to be adjusted according to the requirement of the soil from 25 kg to 50 kg of magnesium sulphate per acre and so on. BIO-Gold comprises the bio-fertilizer category of fertilizers and its chemical composition includes phosphorus, sulfur, nitrogen, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper. It also works as a basal fertilizer and effective for reclamation of salt, and it is best suited for wheat, groundnut, vegetables, and cotton. The broadcasting method is used to apply magnesium sulphate and the quantity varies from 100 to 200 kg per acre according to the quality of the soil. The organic fertilizers produced by National Fertilizer are environment-friendly and help the soil retain moisture by softening it and guarantees crop-protection from termites and diseases.

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Last Updated on 06th June 2011