The Fertiliser Ministry is planning to increase the capacity of National Fertilizer’s (NFL) plant at Nangal in Punjab by 13 lakh tonnes (LT). Currently, the company’s Nangal unit has an installed capacity of 4.785 lakh tonnes (LT).
The government wants to produce more fertilisers in the country and reduce import dependence. The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers is working on the Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ mantra and in this regard several old and sick units are being revived.
Besides reviving old units, new units are also being set up. NFL has a total annual installed capacity of 35.68 lakh tonnes and is the second largest producer of urea in the country.
National Fertilizers is second largest producer of Nitrogenous Fertilizers in the India. NFL is public sector undertaking which is controlled by Department of Fertilizers in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.