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National Fertilizers Limited (NFL)

  1. Introduction:

NFL, a Schedule ‘A’ & a Mini Ratna (Category-I) Company, having its registered office at New Delhi was incorporated on 23rdAugust 1974. Its Corporate Office is at NOIDA (U.P). It has an authorized capital of Rs. 1000 crore and a paid up capital of Rs. 490.58 crore out of which Government of India’s share is 74.71 % and 25.29 % is held by financial institutions & others.

  1. Vision & Mission:

The company has a Vision i.e. “to be a leading Indian company in fertilizers and beyond with commitment to all stakeholders” and a Mission “to be a dynamic organization committed to serve the farming community and other customers to their satisfaction through timely supply of fertilizers and other products & services; continually striving to achieve the highest standards in quality, safety, ethics, professionalism, energy conservation with a concern for ecology and maximizing returns to stakeholders”.

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  1. Physical Performance:

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  1. Performance Highlights
    1. The company has five gas based Urea manufacturing plants with an annual installed capacity of 35.68 LMT. The Company, during financial year 2020-21registereda total Urea Production of 37.23 LMT with an overall capacity utilization of 109.1% (w.r.t reassessed capacity of 32.31 LMT) against previous year production of 37.99 LMT.

During current year, the cumulative production of Urea for the period from April ~ October 2022was22.50 LMT (119.4%) against corresponding period last year (CPLY) of 20.23 LMT.

    1. The company is in to marketing of its own produced fertilizers as well as trading of RFCL Urea and imported fertilizers along with other agro products through its PAN India dealers’ network. During 2021-22, the company sale of Fertilizers was equivalent to of 54.60 LMT against 59.37 LMT previous year 2020-21.

During current year, the cumulative sale of fertilizers from April ~ October’ 2022 was 36.17LMT against corresponding period last year (CPLY) of 29.23 LMT.

    1. The company has a Bio-Fertilizers plant at Vijaipur with an annual capacity of 700 MT where itmanufactures 4 strains of Bio Fertilizers (Solid & Liquid). During 2021-22, the company produced ever highest Bio Fertilizers (Solid & Liquid) of 704MT against CPLY of 684 MT.
    2. The Company has also set up a Bentonite Sulphur plant at its Panipat Unit and during 2021-22 produced ever highest 17076 MT of Bentonite Sulphur against CPLY of 14072 MT.
    3. The company is engaged in manufacturing of Ammonia based Industrial products namely Nitric Acid, Ammonium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrate and Nitrite at its Nangal Unit. During the year 2021-22, Company registered a production of Industrial products to the tune of 109973MT.

The company is presently having 6 static and 2 mobile soil testing laboratories. Using these soil testing labs, the company is undertaking soil tests for macro & micro nutrients and also providing soil health cards to the farmers to enhance balanced use of fertilizers.  Apart from this, the company is also having 100 Kisan Suvidha Kendras (KSKs) to provide all agro products and services to the farmers under single window concept.

  1. Projects completed / underway
  1. Revival of closed Urea plant of FCIL at Ramagundam Plant in Joint Venture mode:

The Company through a Joint Venture Company namely Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (RFCL) along with EIL, FCIL and other partners revived closed Urea plant at Ramagundam with annual installed capacity of 12.71 LMT.  The cost of project was Rs. 6338.16 crore with equity participation of 26% each of NFL and EIL, 11% each of FCIL and State of Telangana, 14.3% of GAIL  and 11.7% of a Consortium led by M/s HTAS, Denmark.The project was commissioned on 22-03-2021 and the plant is operating at 100% capacity. 

NFL has also been mandated to market 100% of Urea to be produced by RFCL.During April ~ October 2022 5.24 Lakh MT of RFCL Urea sold by NFL.

  1. Integrated Energy Saving Projects

In order to meet the new energy norms stipulated under NUP-2015, the company has set up Gas Turbine Generators along with Heat Recovery Steam Generation (HRSG) Unit at Panipat, Bathinda & Nangal Units with a total project cost of Rs. 675 crore. Besides this, the company has also implemented energy reduction schemes at its Vijaipur Units to meet the new energy norms during 2021-22.

  1. Seeds Processing Plant at Bathinda, Panipat and Indore

The company has commissioned two Seeds Processing Units at Bathinda and Panipat during February & August 2020 respectively. The 3rd Units at Indore is likely to be commissioned by end of December 2022. The company would be processing the seeds to be grown & harvested under its flagship Seed Multiplication Program which was otherwise being processed through outsourcing to third party. The total seeds processing capacity of the company after commissioning of all the 3 plants would be 1.20 Lakh quintals.

  1. Setting up of manufacturing facilities for Agrochemicals at Bathinda

In order to make self-sufficient in Agro-Chemicals business, NFL is setting up an Agro-chemical manufacturing facilities at Bathinda with total Capex of the project approx. Rs.12.57 crore.

The plant is expected to be completed by January 2023.

  1. Human Resource Management
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  1. Redressal of Public Grievances and Welfare Measures

Company has framed a ‘Grievance Redressal Procedure’ for its employees and its objective is to provide easily accessible machinery for expeditious settlement of grievances, thus leading to increased satisfaction on the job, improved productivity and efficiency of the organization. Public Grievances Cells have been set up at unit level.

  1. Welfare of Minorities

The organization believes in equality of all communities and follows all Govt. regulations on empowerment of minorities such as representation of the minority communities on selection committees.

  1. Welfare, Development and Empowerment of Women

Female employees comprise 6.73% of the total workforce of the Company. The Company has adopted adequate measures to facilitate a congenial work atmosphere for its women employees. There is no instance of any Gender inequality and both men and women employees are enjoying equal rights. The working atmosphere is very cordial and harmonious. Further, Internal Complaint Committees have been constituted in all Units and Corporate Office to inquire into the complaints of sexual harassment in National Fertilizers Limited. NFL Employees (Conduct, Discipline Appeal) Rules and Standing Orders have included sexual harassment of women at workplace as ‘Misconduct’.

  1. Welfare of SCs / STs / OBCs

An Implementation Cell is already functional in all Units / Offices of the Company to oversee the implementation of Presidential Directives on Reservation Policy for SCs/STs/OBCs. Liaison Officer has been appointed in each Unit/Office to ensure due compliance of orders and instructions pertaining to reservation for SC/ST/OBC and other concessions admissible to them. The Liaison Officer normally belongs to Middle/Senior Management level.

Meetings are periodically held at Unit level as well as at corporate level with the SC/ST Employees Welfare Associations by the Management for discussing and redressing issues related to SC/ST employees. A stadium at Bathinda Unit, Multi-purpose Hall at Vijaipur Unit and one Bhawan at Panipat Unit have been named after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Programme on implementation of Presidential Directives is held at Units from time to time and SC/ST employees are also deputed for such programmes conducted by external agencies.

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Company is constantly working towards inclusive growth in society through CSR. In the year 2021-22, the focus of CSR activities of the Company was on the theme given by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) i.e. Health, with special focus on COVID related measures.

The company allocated a CSR budget of Rs.345.21 Lakh for the FY 2021-22 and incurred an expenditure of Rs.408.81 Lakh during the year. This included expenditure on schemes approved in previous years but carried forward in the year 2021-22.

The Company also undertook welfare activities in other areas like education, skill development, environment and empowerment of underprivileged sections of the society. One of the major CSR project of FY 2021-22 that the company undertook was Installation of 07 nos. of Medical Oxygen Generation Plants in Government Hospitals i.e. one each in Bhopal, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Indore, Bathinda, Panipat & Noida at a budget of Rs. 271.13 Lakh. The project was envisaged to help general public in Government Hospitals to meet the demand for Medical grade oxygen during Covid pandemic.

In addition, to strengthen the medical infrastructure the company provided Advance Life Support Ambulance in Government Hospital in Aspirational District Siddharthnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The Ambulance will provide service to critical patients and to those who require care in the remote areas.

Also, the Company undertook a project to help differently abled persons by providing assistive devices and artificial limbs such as Wheel Chairs, Motorized Tricycles, Hearing aids, crutches etc. during the Distribution camps organized in Punjab & Haryana.

In the area of education, all the Units of the Company have supported Government Schools in their vicinity through provision of school desk & benches; IT enabled smart boards, swings, fans, RO facilities etc. Also, Corporate Office has set-up Mini Science Centers in two Government Schools located in District, Noida (UP) to promote STEM Learning for Class 5th to 10th. To promote Skill development in the youths the Viajipur Unit provided a Welding Simulator to ITI, Raghogarh in District Guna, M.P.

The Company also installed 30 nos. LED Solar Street Lights in villages near Basti District, U.P. for providing proper lighting in the area for the local residents. Solar street lights are environment friendly as they use renewable form of energy and require less maintenance.

  1. Sustainable Development (SD):
    1. NFL has taken various initiatives in adopting best practices for Environment Management, Energy Conservation and Social Upliftment leading to sustainable development.
    2. Use of cleaner and greener fuel i.e. Natural Gas as feed and fuel in NFL Plants.
  1. One of the major milestones achieved by NFL in this direction is switchover of all its fuel oil feedstock plants at Nangal, Panipat and Bathinda, to Natural Gas (NG), the cleaner and energy efficient fuel. With this initiative, Company’s 100% Urea production is now based on gas as feedstock. In addition to above, specific energy consumption has also come down by more than 20 %.
  2. NFL has also switched over the support fuel in the coal fired boilers at Panipat, Bathinda Nangal to NG from fuel oil. This has eliminated use of fuel oil besides improving reliability and reducing carbon footprints.
  3. NFL has installed GTG (Gas Turbo Generator) along with Heat Recovery Steam Generation (HRSG) at Nangal, Bathinda & Panipat Units. The GTG-HRSG projects have started its commercial operation in all the three Units in FY 2021-22. After successful commissioning of GTG-HRSGs, these Units are now operating with reduced energy consumption and with lower CO2 emission.
  4. 100 KW Solar Power Plant at Corporate Office has been commissioned in August’ 2014 is running satisfactorily. Also, 90 KW Solar Power Plant at Bathinda Unit has been installed in December 2014.
  5. All conventional lights at Units and Corporate Office have been replaced with LED lights. Further to ensure affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for the community, solar street lights have been installed in nearby villages of all NFL Units.
    1. To increase the subsoil water level,Manufacturing Units of NFL have installed Rainwater Harvesting.
    2. Development of Township at Vijaipur as Mini Smart City:

Under new development model as per directives of the Hon’ble PM during CPSEs Conclave 2018, NFL has converted its Vijaipur Township into a mini Smart City.

In order to build mini smart city at Vijaipur Unit, the company is currently undertaking various activities such as Zero Water discharge, Modern Sewage System, Solid Waste Management System, Rain Water Harvesting System, CCTVs, High Speed Wi-Fi, LED Lighting etc.

    1. NFL is committed to Government of India's dream of Swachh Bharat Mission by sale of 26647 MT of city compost sourced from manufacturers located in various states during the FY 2021-22. Beside this Vijaipur Unit of NFL produces compost from the bio-degradable waste and is being used as environment friendly manure with in the Unit premises in horticulture. City Compost is a soil conditioner which is produced out of bio-degradable waste. Compost from city garbage would not only provide carbon and primary/secondary nutrients to soil but also help in keeping the city clean. Use of City Compost is also undertaken by NFLin the adopted villages in the states of Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. Company is further working to increase trading business in this field.
  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

The Company has been awarded Very Good rating for the year
2020-21and for the year 2021-22 evaluation is pending.

  1. Awards Accolades received during 2021-22
  1. “Occupational Health and Safety Gold Award” by Grow Care India, New Delhi won by Vijaipur Unit in the month of June 2021. November 2020
  2. Vijaipur Unit has been declared winner of “Green Tech Effective Safety Culture Award-2021” and “Greentech Energy Conservation Award 2021” in the month of July’2021.
  3. NFL received PRCI award for House Journal, Annual Report, Arts Campaign, Films and Covid Management.
  4. NFL, Nangal Unit won Gold Award for Outstanding efforts in Environment Improvement from Hon’ble Minister of Forest & Environment, Uttarakhand.
  5. NFL, Nangal Unit has received First Prize in Rajbhasha. The Award was presented to Unit Head Sh. S.K. Srivastava, CGM by Rajbhasha Karynavan Samiti, Rupnagar.
  6. NFL, Bathinda Unit won Award for exceptional efforts in Environment Management from Greentech Foundation during 8th CSR India Summit & Awards.
  7. NFL, Corporate Office, Noida received award for innovative CSR initiatives from Greentech Foundation during 8th CSR India Summit & Awards.
  8. Town Official Language implementation Committee awarded third prize to NFL Panipat Unit for exemplary work in Hindi Language.
  9. NFL Vijaipur Unit received "PLATINUM HSE AWARD 2020-21" from National Safety Council, MP Chapter.
  10. NFL Bathinda Unit has been declared as the Winner of 20th Annual Greentech Safety India Award 2021 for outstanding achievements in Safety Excellence category for the year 2021.
  11. NFL, Vijaipur Unit has been selected for "Certificate of Appreciation" for NSCI Safety Awards-2021 in Manufacturing Sector.
  12. NFL, Bathinda Unit has been selected for Group B Manufacturing of Chemical Category Award of "4th level Prashansa Patra" for NSCI Safety Awards-2021.
  13. NFL, Nangal Unit has been selected for "Certificate of Appreciation" for NSCI Safety Awards-2021 in Manufacturing Sector.