Agriculture the backbone of Indian Economy still holds its relative importance for more than a billion peoples. The Government Of India from time to time has taken considerable steps for the upliftment of Agriculture Sector. Here we have analyzed the performance of Fertilizer Industry being one of the vital parts in agricultural production and Government's policy initiatives for the same.
Fertilizer in the agricultural process is an important area of concern. Fertilizer industry in India has succeeded in meeting the demand of all chemical fertilizers in the recent years.The Fertilizer Industry in India started its first manufacturing unit of Single Super Phosphate (SSP) in Ranipet near Chennai with a capacity of 6000 MT a year.
India's green revolution in late sixties gave a positive boost to the sector. The sector experienced a faster growth rate and presently India is the third largest fertilizer producer in the world.
According to Given Statistics, total capacity of the industry as on 30.01.2003 has reached a level of 121.10 lakh MT of nitrogen (inclusive of an installed capacity of 208.42 lakh MT of urea after reassessment of capacity) and 53.60 lakh MT of phosphatic nutrient.
Presently there are 57 large fertilizers plants in the country producing urea, DAP, Complex fertilizer,Ammonium Sulphate (AS) and Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN).
Public Sector Fertilizer Companies: