There are many private and government companies which provide high quality fertilizers. The substance that is added to soil or land to increase its fertility is called as fertilizer. These companies hold large shares in stock market. Their shares are actively traded on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). We are presenting a list of fertilizer companies which are the highest earning in all of the fertilizer companies in India in 2018.
10. Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited:
Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers limited (MCFL) ranks tenth in the list. It is the largest manufacturer of fertilizers in Karnataka state. It was established in year 1974, and has its head office in Panambur, Mangalore City. The company mainly retails its products in the southern part of India. The major fertilizers manufactured by MCFL are urea, Sulphuric acid, granulated fertilizers, Muriate of potash, Diammonium phosphate, liquid soil fertilizers, soil micronutrients, food grade Ammonium bicarbonate, and Sulphonated granulated fertilizers, specialty fertilizers, etc. It has many dealers and sub-dealers for touching remote areas of Karnataka, this makes MCFL to secure its rank in this list.
09. Liberty Phosphate limited:
The Liberty Phosphate limited (LPL) was established in year 1976. This company has its head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company has its work stations at six locations in India. The units are situated at places like Baroda in Gujarat, Nimrani in Madhya Pradesh, Munirabad in Karnataka, Pali in Maharashtra, Udaipur and Kota in Rajasthan. The company has spread its dealership across 13 states in India, they endorse their product range under the brand name of ‘ Double Horse Brand ‘. Mono Ammonium Phosphate (MAP), Ammonium Sulphate, Di Ammonium Phosphate(DAP), Calcium Nitrate, Granulated Single Super Phosphate (S S P), Potassium Nitrate, Magnesium Sulphate are some of the major products manufactured by LPL. This company is a private sector fertilizer company. This company has been manufacturing quality products since more than last 20 years. LPL ranks ninth in this list owing to its wide range of products and availability in the nation.
08. Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.:
Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd. was established in year 1973. This company has its office located in Goa. Zuari Agro are one of the largest producers of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium fertilizers(NPK), Urea, DAP, etc. Along with the manufacturing of fertilizers the company has also introduced many projects under environment conservation like Zero Effluent Plants, Orchid Project, tree plantation at Zuari Nagar, Vermicompost Unit, etc. The annual installed capacity of Zuari fertilizer plant is 9,46,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer. Zuari has over 2,000 dealers and 5,000 sub dealers that market various brands of fertilizer and other agricultural equipments. The marketing scheme for Zuari is very strong, their marketing offices spread over a wide region covering Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. All this helps Zuari Agro Chemicals to hold its eighth rank in this list.
07. Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd.:
This fertilizer producing company is commonly known by its abbreviation, that is GNFC. It ranks seventh in the list of the largest fertilizer producing companies. The corporate office for GNFC is located in Baruch, Gujarat. The company was established in year 1976. This company is jointly promoted by Government State Fertilizers and Chemical and Gujarat State government. The range of products being manufactured by GNFC are Ammonia, Urea, Calcium-Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Nitrophosphate, etc. The turnover for this company is about 1464 to 2000 crore.
06. Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.:
Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited(DFPC). This company was established in year 1979. There are three locations of Deepak Fertilizers which are located in Pune and Ahmedabad(fertilizer stores) and in Mumbai(chemical manufacturer). The range of products that are manufactured by Deepak Fertilizers are Mahadan Chetak Mixture Fertilizer, Mahadan Potash, and Mahadan Power, etc. The company along with its excellence in fertilizer production it is well renowned for its achievements in energy management and conservation, people at Deepak Fertilizers always strive hard for betterment of their industry and environment. This company ranks sixth in the list of top ten largest fertilizer producing companies in India.
05. Fertilizers & Chemicals Travancore Ltd.:
Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore commonly known as FACT, has the head office located in Kochi, Kerala. FACT was established in year 1943. The company has 2 production units one at Eloor, Udyogamandal, and other at Ambalamedu. This company is government owned and manufactures products range including Caprolactum, Factotums, Ammonia Sulphate, Ammonia Phosphate, Ultraphos, Sulphuric Acid, Ammonia Gypsum, Soda ash, etc. This company ranks fifth in the list of the largest fertilizer manufacturing companies. Last time the turnover reached 2000 crores in year 2009. The annual turnover of FACT ranges from 1000 to 2500 crores.
04. Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd.:
RCF head office is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Other office is located in Ramdaspeth, Nagpur and was established in year 1978. RFC ranks the fourth largest fertilizer company in India. The majority fertilizers that are manufactured are namely Suphala 15:15:15 and Suphala 20:20:0. RFC helped farmers to increase their production by introducing new products like the 100% water-soluble Sujala, Ujjwala Urea, Biola and Microla, The total turnover of this company is around 4000 crores. The business model of RCF includes social welfare activities too. They have implemented adoption of villages, as a part of their social efforts, the Company has adopted 63 villages in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for overall development. They also provide mid day meals for school children, educational aids, etc. These programmes have brought about a qualitative change in the economic status of farmers and people in various other occupations in villages.
03. Chambal Fertilizers & Chemical Ltd.:
Chambal Fertilizers and chemical limited is located in New Delhi. It was established in year 1985. It is one of the largest fertilizer manufacturing companies in India. It ranks third in the list. This company mainly manufactures Urea, at Kota district in Rajasthan. The plants produces about 2 million metric tons of urea per annum. This makes Chambal Fertilizers and Chemical limited one of the largest fertilizer companies in private sector. The marketing range of the company is wide, it covers around 20,000 village outlets in 13 regional offices. They retail their products in 11 states of the country to cater the needs of the farmers. Along with the fertilizer production and retailing, Chambal is committed to its social responsibilities and has invested in water harvesting, healthcare, rural infrastructure, education and women empowerment, also they provide educational aids to the rural schools and provide free medical checkup for the villagers. Thus Chambal is effectively maintaining balance between its profit and providing facilities to the villagers.
02. Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.:
The Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (GSFC) was established in year 1967. The head office is located in Vadodara, Gujarat. GSFC manufactures variety of fertilizers under 24 brands names. The production plants are located at Motikhavdi, Sikka & other surrounding villages. All these units manufacture different products like petrochemicals, plastic, fibres, chemicals and industrial gases. This company has a turnover of 5000 crores. Along with the fertilizer production the company also has a vision of greener tomorrow, this can be said because they carry out tree plantation programs. Recently they have planted 55,555 banyan trees, 3,000 pipal trees and 1,581 trees of bird feeding fruits trees, apart from other trees like neem, babul, etc are also constructed by them. They have also constructed water ponds for birds rehabilitation and horticulture gardens. They have also taken several other measures for justifying their dynamic role in environment protection and village welfare. Researchers have ranked this company the second largest fertilizer company of India.
01. Coromandel International Ltd :
This company was established in year 1961 in Secunderabad, Andra Pradesh. It provides complete crop nutrition care solutions. This company manufactures a huge amount of fertilizers, that is about 1 million tons of SSP and about 3.5 million tons of phosphatic fertilizers. It has 8 manufacturing units in different locations in states like Andra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat. Coromandel international limited, ranks second largest Phosphatic fertilizer company and largest producer of SSP. This company also touches the remote rural areas by retailing its products via their Mana Gromor Centres. This company has Murrugappa group and Eid Parry as its parent industries. According to the recent survey the researchers ranked the Coromandel international ltd, as the largest fertilizer company in India. Coromandel has crossed a turnover of 11,500 Crore during its finance year 2015-16.
All these fertilizer companies either private or government, manufacture plant care supplements, and other agro-inputs which are essential for better plant growth and disease resistance. Thus these companies play a stellar role in enhancing food production and thus significantly contributes to the India’s food security. Although these fertilizers are a kind of boon to the people connected to agriculture and food production. On the other hand, there should be very strict rules to prevent excess use of chemical supplements to increase crop and soil productivity as this increases the risk of nutrient degradation of the crop, and accumulation of harmful substances in the food chain.