Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCFL) is a leading fertilizers and chemicals manufacturing company with about 75% of its equity held by the Government of India. Company has been accorded the coveted “Navratna” status in August 2023.
It has two operating units, one at Trombay in Mumbai and the other at Thal, Raigad district, about 100 KM from Mumbai.
RCF manufactures Urea, Complex Fertilizers, Bio-fertilizers, Micro-nutrients, 100 per cent water soluble fertilizers, soil conditioners and a wide range of Industrial Chemicals.
The “Ujjwala (Urea) and “Suphala”( Complex fertilizer) brands of fertilizers manufactured by RCF carry high brand equity and are recognized brands all over the country. These products are taken to the farthest corner of the country by extensive RCF dealers network spread throughout the country.
Besides fertilizer products, RCF also produces a large number of industrial chemicals that are important for the manufacture of dyes, solvents, leather, pharmaceuticals and a host of other industrial products.
Both the manufacturing units of RCF are accredited with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety), ISO 50001: 2011 (Energy Management System) and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management).
RCF has been performing well for the last several years and in one of the few PSU’s which have been posting profits consistently.
Sustainability is at the heart of RCF, and we have continuously endeavoured to incorporate sustainability in every aspect of our functioning. RCF presently is self- reliant in meeting its requirement of the precious resources of Water and Electricity.
RCF is operating a two Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) at Trombay unit. Both plants put together has a capacity to treat of 45.50 MLD (Million Litres per Day) of Municipal sewage and produce 30 MLD (Million Litres per Day) of treated water for our industrial use. RCF and BPCL have entered into MOU to supply around 40% of the treated water to BPCL. The plant serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it solves the issue of treatment and disposal of sewage. Secondly, it relieves BMC’s from the obligation of supply of 30 MLD of drinking water, thereby making equivalent amount of water available for the community.
RCF has set up GT HRSG (Gas turbine with Heat Recovery Steam Generation) plants both at Trombay and at Thal units. With this process, RCF generates power required to meet its captive requirement.
In its bid towards India’s vision of achieving ecologically sustainable growth, RCF has already forayed into solar power generation including ground mounted and rooftop facilities. RCF has an aggregate capacity of 4.01 MWp of solar power generation resulting into generation of more than 5000 MWh per annum of green power. The green power generated by solar plants replaces the conventional power generated through burning of fossil fuels thereby leading to reduction in overall Greenhouse gas emissions.
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 more than five decades. This has facilitated plants to sustain operations and meet technological challenges of improved efficiency, lower energy consumption and meet the environment norms. It has also resulted in company achieving the highest standards of safety and product quality.
RCF is active on all the popular social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Instagram, with handle @rcfkisanmanch, to facilitate easy interaction with stakeholders and for creating awareness about activities undertaken by RCF.
Our customer base comprises of Farmers and dealers. RCF has undertaken several agriculture extension activities so as to educate the farmers on efficient use of agro-inputs and provide know-how on improved and scientific methods of cultivation contributing to increase in their farm yield. These include Soil Sample Analysis through static as well as mobile testing labs, establishing Kisan Suvidha Kendras, Dedicated Farmer Training centres at Thal and Nagpur, Field demonstrations, exhibitions, RCF Sheti Patrika, a monthly magazine etc. RCF also runs a Kisan Care Toll free number 1800 22 3044. “Kisan Manch” Mobile App is provides information on various subject to farmers. A self-service mobile app and web portal “RCF Dealer Parivar” deployed to provide transactions details to dealers.
RCF has a well-developed R&D set up primarily focused on innovation studies to develop new, efficient & safer processes, value added products, technology development, agronomical research to evaluate the efficiency of different fertilizers and Development and Implementation of Agro-input products to cater the need of Integrated Plant Nutrient system (IPNS). RCF Laboratories are NABL accredited for analysis of Urea, NPK fertilizers, Soil, and Micronutrients.
In order to augment the domestic urea capacity and achieve self-sufficiency in line with the ‘Make in India’ mission, GoI has undertaken revival of five closed urea plants. RCF has been nominated by GoI as a partner in two revival projects, viz, FCIL Talcher and BVFCL Namrup. At FCIL Talcher, RCF in association with GAIL, CIL and FCIL is setting up Urea plant of 1.27 million MT per annum capacity based on Coal gasification route. In order to utilize country's huge coal reserves, Talcher Fertilizers project will be a game changer for India in terms of opening a new avenue in coal gasification and shall reduce dependency on Natural Gas for Urea manufacturing. At BVFCL Namrup, RCF along with NFL, OIL, Govt. of Assam and BVFCL is exploring the viability of setting a Urea plant with an annual capacity of 1.27 Million MT.
RCF also strongly believes in discharging its Corporate Social Responsibility diligently with an objective to benefit the needy and for general good of the society. A host of CSR activities is undertaken by the company towards sustenance of the environment, education and welfare of the community, propagation of sports and cultural activities, directly and indirectly, helping the community in bettering the life and environment around.
RCF through its R&D and Horticulture department is engaged to help in maintaining biodiversity & conserving biodiversity in & around the RCF complex. Several Nurseries have been established & tree plantation programs have been undertaken.
RCF efforts has been recognized through various awards and has been consistent recipient of various awards in field of the Production performance, Energy Conservation, Water management, Industrial Safety, Corporate Fair Business practices, CSR activities etc.