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COVID-19: Despite lockdown, NFL registers 71% growth in fertilizer sale

Despite the stringent restrictions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has registered 71 percent growth in Fertilizers sale in April 2020

Despite the stringent restrictions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has registered 71 percent growth in Fertilizers sale in April 2020
Despite the stringent restrictions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has registered 71 percent growth in Fertilizers sale in April 2020

New Delhi: National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has registered a 71 percent growth in fertilizer sale in the month of April. A press release from the Fertilizers Ministry said that despite the stringent restrictions in the country in April due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, the company has recorded fertilizer sale of 3.62 lakh MT in April compared to 2.12 lakh MT in the corresponding period last year.

The release added that the company had to face a lot of logistics hurdles due to lockdown but it left no stone unturned to make fertilizers available to farmers during this crucial period. NFL’s C&MD Manoj Mishra has appreciated the efforts of the marketing team for achieving this highest-ever growth in sales in the month of April.

NFL produces urea at five plants located at Nangal and Bathinda in Punjab, Panipat in Haryana, and two plants at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh (MP). Though the company has a production capacity of 35.68 lakh MT of urea. With all these products, the company has recorded the highest-ever sale of 57 Lakh MT in 2019-20, continuously for the fifth time in a row. Maintaining optimum operations of its plants in difficult times is a big success story, especially towards fulfilling the government's commitment to the farming community of the country, the statement said.

"Apart from this, to support the efforts of the government to fight COVID-19, NFL employees have not only contributed one day’s salary totaling Rs 88 lakh to PM CARES Fund, but have also contributed an amount of Rs 63.94 lakh under CSR towards the fund for the same objective. With this, the company has contributed a total amount of Rs 1.52 crore," the release said.