Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) was created on November 3, 1967 as a multi-unit co-operative society engaged in production and distribution of fertilisers. The byelaws of the Society provide a broad frame work for the activities of IFFCO as a Cooperative Society. The main emphasis is on production and distribution of fertilisers.
IFFCO commissioned the ammonia - urea complex at Kalol and the NPK/DAP plant at Kandla both in the state of Gujarat in 1975. Another ammonia - urea complex was set up at Phulpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh in 1981. The ammonia - urea unit at Aonla was commissioned in 1988. The annual installed capacity of all the plants was 1.62 million tonne of Urea and NPK/DAP equivalent to 309 thousand tonne of phosphates.
In 1993 IFFCO had drawn up a major expansion programme of all the four plants under overall aegis of IFFCO VISION 2000 . The expansion projects at Aonla, Kalol and Phulpur have been completed on schedule. The latest feather in the cap of IFFCO was completion of Kandla Phase-II on 5th August 1999 which has heralded realisation of all the objectives set forth under VISION - 2000. As per the tradition of IFFCO the project was completed more than two months ahead of schedule. As a result of these expansion projects IFFCO's annual capacity has been increased to 3.69 million tonne of Urea and NPK/DAP equivalent to 825 thousand tonne of phosphates.
The distribution of IFFCO's
fertiliser is undertaken through over 35,000
co-operative societies. The entire activities
of Distribution, Sales and Promotion are co-ordinated
by Marketing Central Office (MKCO) at New Delhi
assisted by the Marketing offices in the field.
In addition, essential agro-inputs for crop
production are made available to the farmers
through a chain of 167 Farmers Service Centre
(FSC). IFFCO obsessively nurtures its relations
with farmers and undertakes a large number of
agricultural extension activities for their
benefit every year.
At IFFCO, the thirst for ever improving the services to farmers and member co-operatives is insatiable, commitment to quality is insurmountable and harnessing of mother earths' bounty to drive hunger away from India in an ecologically sustainable manner is the prime mission.
IFFCO, to day, is a leading player in India's fertiliser industry and is making substantial contribution to the efforts of Indian Government to increase foodgrain production in the country.