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New Delhi : Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) Ltd, a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, started its Methanol Plant at Trombay Unit, Mumbai, on September 8, 2020. This is a step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan

RCF has the capacity to produce 242 MT of Methanol per day. Till now, RCF has been importing Methanol for its internal consumption and also for trading purposes. With Methanol production of its own, RCF shall no longer be dependent on imports for its own requirement and will also be in a position to satisfy the needs of other Methanol dependent industries. With this, RCF has entered the selct list of Methanol producers in the country providing alternate to import and thus contributing towards Government’s ambitious ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ Abhiyaan, according to a PIB release.

Methanol is widely being used in the production of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, dyestuff etc. With very limited domestic production, the requirement was being met till now with imports.

In its endeavor to support self-sufficiency in fertilisers, RCF has ramped up the production of its popular complex fertiliser, SUPHALA 15:15:15, by enhancing its production from 1,500 MT per day to 2,200 MT per day. As a result, the production of SUPHALA increased by 17.3% in the month of August 2020 as compared to August 2019.

During the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic period, despite facing multiple hurdles in the day-to-day operations including production and supply chain management, RCF has been able to achieve an increase of 10.81% in its fertiliser sales in the month of August 2020 as compared to August 2019.