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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