Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited one of the largest private sector fertilizer producers in India was promoted by Zuari Industries Limited in the year 1985. It has two hi-tech nitrogenous fertiliser (urea) plants which are located at Gadepan in the Kota district of Rajasthan. The two plants produce around 2 million MT of Urea per annum. The first plant was commissioned in the year 1993 and second plant in 1999 and both use state-of-the-art technology from Denmark, Italy, United States and Japan.
The Company has taken an initiative of providing all agri-products through a 'single window' to enable farmer to buy all products from one source. The Company dealers provide Urea and other agri-inputs like DAP (Di-Ammonium Phosphate), MOP (Murate of Potash), SSP(Single Super Phosphate), pesticides and seeds. Most of these products are sourced from reputed suppliers and sold under the 'Uttam' umbrella brand. Today, the company is at a leading position in the pesticide business in North India.
To promote well-grounded farming practices, Chambal has a well structured farmer advisory programme known as 'Uttam Bandhan'. Under this programme, the company organizes crop seminars, product and field demonstrations and farmer meets. Soil and water analysis is also conducted for free at Chambal's laboratories and based on the results Chambal experts emphasize on the balanced use of fertilisers.
To encourage the new age farmer, Chambal Chemicals have a website, 'uttamkrishi.com', which provides information on the weather, suitable cropping techniques and markets in Hindi language. 'Hello Uttam' toll-free telephonic helplines have been set up to answer queries and concerns raised by farmers. Unemployed youth from villages are enrolled as 'Uttam Krishi Salhakars' and are trained in the latest farming techniques and provide specialised services to farmers.
The company has been the recipient of the Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council for two consecutive years. It has also been honoured with the ISO 14001 (Environment Management System Standard), ISO 9001 (Quality Management System Standard) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard) certifications.
Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals are committed to their social responsibilities and have invested in water harvesting, healthcare, rural infrastructure, education and women empowerment. The company also provides education aid to rural schools. A mobile medical unit with a doctor visits 22 villages in the vicinity of its plants, providing free check-ups and medication. Chambal constantly tries to improve the quality of life in the areas it operates in. The Company won the coveted Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in the year 2009-10.
Today, Chambal Fertilisers has reinforced its position in the agri-business and diversified into other sectors a swell. Its shipping division under the name India Steamship operates 5 Aframax tankers with a combined capacity of over 5,00,000 DWT. Birla Textile Mills is the textile division of Chambal Fertilisers, located at Baddi, in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The mill has a state-of-the-art spinning unit with a capacity of over 83,000 spindles.
In addition to this, Chambal Fertilisers hasveother business interests through its subsidiary in the software sector. It also has a joint venture in Morocco for manufacturing phosphoric acid."
Last Updated on 11/29/2012