Deepak Fertilisers Commences Production of NPK Fertilisers at New Taloja Plant
Pune, India: Deepak Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd has announced that it has initiated commercial production of NPK fertilisers, under its flagship brand Mahadhan, at its new plant in Taloja (Maharashtra). NPK fertilisers are predominantly composed of three main elements - nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, each of these being crucial in plant nutrition.

The new facility, installed with the latest Incro technology and built with an investment of 800 crores, has a provision of manufacturing multiple grades of fer tilisers. This is the only fertiliser plant in India that has one-of-its kind fully automated bagging facility. The new facility is set to enhance the company's production capacity by almost four times from the existing 3 lakh tonne to 11 lakh tonne in a phased manner.

Maharashtra is the horticulture capital of the country with strong focus on grapes, pomegranate, banana, oranges, other fruits and vegetable crops which are responsive to NPK fertilisers. "Further, around 13 lakh MT of imported non-urea NPK fertilisers were consumed last year, providing a ready market for domestic NPK fertilisers and the capacity addition is an exceptional example of Mak e in India, " said the company.

With the augmented capacity, DFPCL will be the major manufacturer of NPK fertilisers in Maharashtra. In addition to its core markets of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat, the company will also gratify to new geographies in Southern and Northern agrarian markets of the country.

DFPCL offers a basket of over 48 traded products, which comprise bulk fertilisers, specialty fertilisers, water soluble fertilisers, micro nutrients and secondary nutrients. From the existing 4 million farmers, the company will now be able to provide crop nutrition solutions to over 7 million farmers.