Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd
Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. (GNFC), is a joint sector enterprise promoted by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.(GSFC). It was set up in Bharuch, Gujarat in 1976. Located at Bharuch in an extremely prosperous industrial belt, GNFC draws on the resources of the natural wealth of the land as well as the industrially rich reserves of the area. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during his speech on the 69th Independence Day celebration, declared his vision of 100% Neem Coating of Urea. Once the Urea is Neem coated, it cannot be pilfered by middlemen. This brings the added advantage of farmers requiring 10% less Urea and the land benefits from the nutritional value of Neem. To this end, in May 2015, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India made it mandatory for all indigenous producers of urea to produce 100% of their total production of subsidized urea and imported urea as Neem coated urea for the year 2015-16. In implementing the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the policy mandate, GNFC spearheaded the Neem Project in January 2015. Instead of using the more common route of buying Neem oil to coat Urea, GNFC under the ambit of the Neem Project, tapped into Neem trees in the state. It involved the rural poor, mostly landless labourers and specifically women in Neem seed collection. The collectors sell the seeds at the nearby Village Level Collection Centres (VLCCs). These seeds are transported through a well-established supply chain to the oil expelling and extraction units. The oil extracted is used for coating Urea and in manufacturing a range of products including Neem Cake fertilizer, Neem Soap, Neem oil (for personal care and domestic use), Neem Repellent and Neem Pesticide. Read more about Neem Products here The model adopted by GNFC has motivated many other states and companies to come forward for the implementation of similar development projects and they have gotten in touch with GNFC for support.
Name : Pawan Kumar
Address : GNFC Corporate Gate, Marketing(HO) P O Narmadanagar, Near ABC Circle Bharuch GJ 392015