Amid COVID-19 lockdown in the country, a leading fertiliser company, National Fertilizers Ltd. (NFL), a public sector undertaking, is ensuring adequate supply of fertilisers to the farming community for approaching Kharif season.
Manoj Mishra, Chairman & Managing Director, NFL has said that production work in Nangal, Bathinda, Panipat and two units of Vijaipur plants are going on in full swing. These five manufacturing plants are producing more than 11,000 metric tonnes of fertilisers on daily basis and they are being regularly dispatched to the market.
NFL is maintaining optimum operations of these plants in difficult times is a big success story especially towards fulfilling the need of the farming community in the country.
Government of India, Under Essential Commodities Act has allowed operation of fertiliser plants so that agriculture sector may not feel the heat of lockdown and can get adequate fertilisers for the upcoming Kharif season.
As loading and unloading, dispatch and distribution activities are in full swing in these plants, no compromise is made with precautions to avoid COVID-19. A special task force has been constituted at all units to ensure adequate preventive measures against 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.
NFL and its employees are also helping government in its effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus by taking active part in distributing essential items like food and medicines to the needy people. They have also contributed their one month salary to PM-CARES fund.