About IFFCO: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) is one of India’s biggest cooperative society which is wholly owned by Indian Cooperatives. Founded in 1967 with just 57 cooperatives, we are today an amalgamation of over 36,000 Indian Cooperatives with diversified business interests ranging from General Insurance to Rural Telecom apart from our core business of manufacturing and selling fertilizers.
|Founded||3 November 1967|
|Headquarters||IFFCO Sadan C-1, District Centre, Saket Place, New Delhi, India|
|Key People||Balwinder Singh Nakai, Chairman
Dr. Udai Shanker Awasthi, CEO
IFFCO Sadan C-1, District Centre, Saket Place, New Delhi, India
ORIGIN OF IFFCO:
- Till the mid-1960’s, cooperatives in India had no production facility despite marketing nearly 70% of fertilizers.
- There was a need of setting up a production facility.
- IFFCO was established as the farmers’ own initiative in Cooperative Sector on 3rd Nov 1967 with proposed plants at Kalol and Kandla in Gujarat.
- With the enactment of Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act 2002, IFFCO is registered as a Multi-State Co-operative Society.
- Since inception, IFFCO has consistently followed transparent, democratic and professional practices in Corporate Governance.
- IFFCO has carved out a strong “Cooperative Identity” and is making sincere efforts to uphold the “Cooperative Values” by cherishing the “Cooperative Principles”.
- IFFCO endeavors to achieve highest levels of transparency, accountability and full disclosure to its members to uphold the spirit of Cooperative Principles and Cooperative Values as laid down by the
- International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).
- The initiative has been taken for strengthening IFFCO’s Member Cooperative Societies through a web-based Member Portal for enabling them to access information relevant to them.
Plant: IFFCO Phulpur Unit −1 Entrance. Its one of the 5 Factories owned by IFFCO. Established in 1980
Initially, IFFCO commissioned an 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. Recently, IFFCO has acquired an NPK/DAP and Phosphoric acid fertiliser unit at Paradeep in Orissa in September 2005. The marketing of IFFCO’s products is channelled through cooperative societies and institutional agencies in over 29 states and union territories of India.
VISION- To enable Indian farmers to prosper through timely supply of reliable, high-quality agricultural inputs and services in an environmentally sustainable manner and to undertake other activities to improve their welfare.
- Augment the incremental incomes of farmers by increasing their crop productivity
- Maintain environmental health
- Make cooperative societies economically and democratically strong
- Ensure an empowered rural India through professionalized service to the farming community
The Marketing Division of IFFCO has the herculean task of providing fertilizers to the corners of India, reaching farmers who live in some of the most challenging terrains and locations in the world.