Committed to the Indian Farmer
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) a Govt. of India Undertaking is a leading fertilizer and chemical manufacturing company with about 80% of its equity held by the Govt. of India. RCF manufactures Urea and Complex fertilizers (NPK) along with a wide range of Industrial Chemicals. Govt. of India has accorded "Mini Ratna" Status to RCF.
The Ujjwala Urea and Complex fertilizer Suphala brands of fertilizers manufactured by RCF carry a high brand equity and are recognized brands all over the country. RCF has countrywide marketing network in all major states. Besides Urea and Complex fertilizers, RCF also produces bio-fertilizers, micronutrients and 100% water soluble fertilizers. Apart from these products, RCF produces almost twenty industrial chemicals that are important for the manufacture of dyes, solvents, leather, pharmaceuticals and a host of other industries.
Chemicals essential for every industry from food and drugs to Synthetic fibers, from textiles and cement to pesticides and paints; from explosives to specialty solvents and dye stock are produced by RCF. RCF also pioneered the manufacture of basic chemicals such a Methanol, Ammonia, Ammonium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Methylamines, Dimethyl Formamide and Dimethyl acetamide, Formic Acid, Argon in India. Today RCF is the only manufacturer of Dimethyl Formamide in India.
RCF believes in providing one stop shop to farmers by marketing its own products and procuring other products for farmers through imports or tie-ups with other manufacturers. Though the manufacturing plants are distributed in two locations with Maharashtra, RCF markets its products throughout the length and breadth of the country with its products reaching even the far off north eastern states of India.
RCF has always striven for upkeep of the plants through modernizing and upgrading technology. Revamping and de-bottlenecking is the secret that has kept the company thriving for four and a half decades. As part of modernization, RCF has recently modernized its Ammonia – I, Nitric Acid, Methanol and ANP plants. This has facilitated plants to sustain operations and meet technological challenges of improved efficiency, lower energy consumption and maintain environmental norms. It has also resulted in company achieving the highest standards of safety and product quality.
Safety is paramount important factor of RCF work culture. Safety work culture is always practiced in RCF. Depending upon the job scope and sensitivity of job, Safety Work Permits (Class I and Class II) are issued for carrying out the job. Training of safety practices, use of Personal Protective Equipments, rescue operations, fire fighting methods are imparted not only to RCF personnel but also to the contractor personnel in various training sessions including refresher courses. RCF also has a disaster management plan in place in case of exigencies.
At the root of every successful product and project is a strong R&D base and its sound planning, innovative ideas and perfect project management. Product development is a continuous process at RCF. Advanced technical equipments and highly skilled technicians enhance the values of innovation.
Since inception, RCF has successfully and safely operated two dozen chemical and fertilizer plants for the past four and a half decades at Trombay. The Company has operated plants at Thal for last twenty five years and maintained the quality of environment. This itself has been a huge challenge and demonstrates company's commitment towards environment and concern about the neighborhood. RCF has spent more than Rs. 400 crore over the years in various pollution abatement and environment imporvement schemes. This includes massive drive for tree plantation under "Chembur Green" Project. Complete transparency is maintained by the Company in dissemination of environment related data and information. Through four dedicated continuous Ambient Air Monitoring Systems located around the boundary of the factory, real time emission levels are displayed through an illuminated board placed at the entrance of the factory for public viewing. No wonder that the company is maintaining ISO 14000 accreditation for environment since a decade. Both the manufacturing units are accredited with ISO 9000 for quality and OHSAS 18000 for Occupational Health and Safety.
RCF also strongly belives in discharging its Coporate Social Respnsibility in rural areas diligently. A host of CSR activities are undertaken by the company which includes adoption of villages, providing drinking water, providing schooling facilities and scholarship,Mid day meal to children of non govt aided schools, Medical facilties to slums of Trombay and alibaug. special measures for SC/ST and under privileged, providing training to farmers etc.
As part of its social efforts, the company has adopted 63 villages in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for over all development, a program that has brought about qualitative changes in the economic status of the farmers and people of various professions in the village
To aid in better farming techniques and improving the farm productivity, RCF has established six static soil testing laboratories in the country in strategically placed locations, namely Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Ahmednagar, Hassan and Vijaywada covering the activity in the districts around them. This service is rendered free of cost to farmers. Since last 40 years, RCF has analyzed more than 50 lakhs soil samples until now.
RCF has sought to bridge the gap between Research Scientist and the farmer by setting up dedicated training facilities at Nagpur and Thal.
RCF publishes a monthly farm magazine which started in 1967 and was called "Trombay Sheti Patrika" that disseminated the latest agricultural information to the farming community. This farm magazine is now renamed as "RCF Sheti Patrika".
The Company is poised for growth through implementation of major projects which will help reduce the demand-supply gap of fertilizer in the country. Company is engaged in developing project for 1.15 million MT Urea plant at Thal, another 1.15 million MT Urea plant based on coal gasification at Talchar and scouting for joint ventures in countries with natural gas resources.
RCF does what it commits. The commitment is translated in a written doucment – the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of India. The performance is evaluated independently by the Department of Public Enterprise. RCF has been consistently achieving best rating of Ëxcellent" for past several years. The company has been placed in "Top ten" amongst all the Public Sector Units of India for two consecutive years, with respect to MOU performance, Having credited with "Mini-Ratna" status by the Government of India it is now poised to get "Navratna"status. RCF has maintained a good financial position.