Report by Amarnath Parida; Paradip: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has achieved one more mile stone in the fertilizer industry by crossing the 100% capacity utilization mark of its Phosphoric acid plant at Paradip Unit. It has produced 2700 MT Phosphoric Acid on last Saturday as against the installed capacity of 2650 MT/Day. The plant has a total capacity of 8.745 Lakh tonne/annum of Phosphoric acid. IFFCO Paradip is now the country’s largest phosphatic fertilizer complex with world’s largest single stream phosphoric acid plant. It is worth mentioning that the basic ingredient for production of phosphoric acid is rock phosphate & sulphur which are being imported. During last fiscal, despite raw material constraints IFFCO produced 4.62 lakh tone of Phosphoric acid at its Paradip unit.
Dr.U.S.Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO expressed his happiness & termed it as the proud & significant moment for Indian Fertiliser Industry along with IFFCO. We have achieved significant improvement in capacity utilization, despite certain constraints, including original design deficiencies. He said that this is the result of systematic & planned logistics management & dedicated efforts of the plant personnel. He added that after acquisition of Paradeep unit in 2005 from Oswal Chemicals, IFFCO has maintained its pace for revamping of entire complex to make it yet another one of the efficient running units of IFFCO. Almost all plants have achieved 100 % capacity utilization and efforts are continuing to run the plant on sustained basis. This will enhance the production of Complex fertilizers in India which in return will be beneficial for Indian farmers.