NFL Chairman and Managing Director said that the production work in Nangal, Bathinda, Panipat and two units of Vijaipur plants were going on in full swing
These five NFL plants are producing more than 11 thousand MT of fertilizers on a daily basis
New Delhi: State-run fertilizer PSU NFL (National Fertilizers Limited) is operating its plants in full swing to ensure an adequate supply of fertilizers to the farmers’ community even as India reels under a prolonged lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Manoj Mishra, NFL Chairman and Managing Director, said on Tuesday that the production work in Nangal, Bathinda, Panipat and two units of Vijaipur plants were going on in full swing to make sure that there is no dearth of fertilizers ahead of the Kharif season. These five NFL plants are producing more than 11 thousand MT of fertilizers on a daily basis and they are being regularly dispatched to the market, NFL said.
NFL maintaining optimum operations at its plants
“NFL maintaining optimum operations at these plants in difficult times is a big success story, especially towards fulfilling the government’s commitment to the farming community of the country,” said Mishra. The government has allowed fertilizers plants in the country to operate under the Essential Commodities Act so that the agriculture sector may not feel the heat of the lockdown and can get adequate fertilizers for the upcoming Kharif season.
‘No compromise on hygiene and safety protocol at NFL plants’
Meanwhile, NFL said employees and labourers are following all safety procedures to prevent COVID infection. “(Even) as loading and unloading, dispatch and distribution activities are in full swing in these plants, no compromise has been made with respect to precautions to avoid COVID-19. A Special Task Force has been constituted at all units to ensure adequate preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19. Masks are provided to labourers and all other staff working in the premises of these plants. Frequent washing of hands is also ensured,”
No compromise on precautions in NFL plants to avoid #COVID2019 Labourers wearing masks loading #KisanUrea bags at NFL #Bathinda under constant supervision of officials. Frequent washing of hands is also ensured.@manojmishra_100 @fertmin_india @DVSadanandGowda @mansukhmandviya pic.twitter.com/UKvI1bFerL— National Fertilizers (@NFL_Kisan) April 11, 2020
In its effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, NFL and its employees have taken an active part in distributing essential items like food and medicines to needy people. They have also contributed a month’s salary to the PM CARES fund.