A number of private companies in the Indian fertilizer market are engaged in production of the agro-input. Most of the companies also engage in exporting fertilizers in the global market, earning foreign capital from the business. The country stands at the third position among the largest producers of the product in the world. India is also ranks among the highest consumers of fertilizers.
The euphoric growth in the business has also facilitated the agricultural industry of India, which is dependent for its optimization on the fertilizer industry.
Phosphatic and nitrogenous fertilizers such as urea, single super phosphate and ammonium are produced by the companies in India. Complex fertilizers such as di-ammonium phosphate are also domestically produced. However, lack of indigenous reserves of potash does not support the production of potassic fertilizers in the country. The nitrogenous fertilizer production capacity is higher in the public sector units while the private companies in the Indian fertilizer market have a larger capacity for the production of phosphatic fertilizers.
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