1ST SINGLE SUPER PHOSPHATE UNIT

The very first Single Super Phosphate (SSP) Industry was set up in Ranipet in Tamilnadu in the year 1906 with meager annual capacity of 6000 MT.

This was followed-up with commissioning of the large scale fertilizer complex by The Fertilizer & Chemicals Travancore of India Ltd. (FACT) at Cochin in Kerala in the year 1943 and also the Fertilizers Corporation of India (FCI) at Sindri in Bihar with a view to establish an industrial base to achieve self-sufficiency in food grains.

Subsequently, green revolution in the late sixties gave an impetus to the growth of fertilizer industry in India and the seventies and eighties then witnessed a significant addition to the fertilizer production capacity

Production of SSP increased significantly after changes in SSP policy during 2008-09 and implementation of NBS policy from 2010-11.

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