National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) - Miniratna (Cat-1) company is a major Indian producer of chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers and industrial chemicals. NFL, incorporated in 1974 is India's largest Central Public Sector Enterprise (Government of India Undertaking) in Fertilizer Sector with a turnover of over Rs. 8000 crores. Coming under the administrative control of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, it is the second largest producer of the key fertilizer Urea in India.NFL has five gas based Ammonia-Urea plants viz Nangal & Bathinda in Punjab,Panipat in Haryana and two at Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh).The annual installed capacity of the company has been augmented to 35.68 LMT Urea after commissioning of revamp projects at Vijaipur-I & II during April / July 2012.It has an authorized capital of `1000 crore and a paid up capital of ` 490.58 crore out of which Government of India’s share is 90% and 10% is held by financial institutions & others.
NFL was established in 1974, as a public-sector undertaking of the Government of India.
NFL initially operated two plants in Bathinda and Panipat. In 1978, the ownership and operations of the Nangal plant of FCI was transferred to NFL.
The Govt. of India, in 1984, entrusted the Company to execute the country’s first inland gas based fertilizer project of 7.26 lakh tonnes Urea capacity in District Guna of Madhya Pradesh and commercial production started from 01-07-1988.The company built and commissioned its Vijaipur plant in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. The plant's capacity was doubled to 1.45 million tonnes in 1997.
NFL was granted the Mini-Navratna status with additional autonomy due to its profitable operations.
In 2001, the company went public, with listings on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
NFL has five gas based Urea plants viz Nangal & Bathinda in Punjab,Panipat in Haryana and two at Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh). The plants at Panipat, Bathinda & Nangal have recently been converted from fuel oil feedstock to natural gas. Vijaipur plants have also been revamped for energy saving & capacity enhancement.