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Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on February 13, 2020

IFFCO: Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited

IFFCO is an abbreviation of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited. It is one of the largest multi-state cooperative societies in the world which is completely owned by the Indian Cooperatives.

In 1967, it established and began with only 57 cooperatives and at present time, it is an incorporation of approximately 35,000 Indian Cooperatives holding out over 50 million Indian farmers with an extensive range of business interests such as general insurance, rural telecom in addition to its core business of manufacturing and selling fertilizers.

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In March 2018, the cooperative net worth was $2.3 billion which afterward reached $3 billion and as of 2017, it was ranked 66th on the Fortune India 500 list of India's biggest corporations. After the enactment of the Multistate Cooperative Societies act 1984 & 2002, it is considered to be listed as a multistate cooperative society.

The first managing director of IFFCO was Sh. Paul Pothen. As of October 2017, Mr. Balvinder Singh Nakai is the Chairman and Dr. U.S. Awasthi is the M.D & CEO of IFFCO.


The vision of IFFCO is to allow and accredit Indian farmers to thrive and grow through the well-timed supply of appropriate, reliable and excellent agricultural inputs and services and run programs to enhance their quality of living.


  • To raise the income of farmers through crop productivity enhancement.
  • To uphold and make better the environmental physical condition.
  • To build cooperative societies economically efficient and well-establish.
  • To empower rural India, by offering professional quality service to the farmer and by enhancing their farming techniques.


Following mentioned below are some of the awards won by IFFCO,

  • IFFCO secured the first prize for its publication Golden Harvest 2012.
    'Environment Protection Award for an NP/NPK Complex Fertilized Plant, 2012.
  • Safety Innovation Award 2010.
  • ICWAI Award for Excellence in Cost Management 2009.
  • 10th Annual Greentech Environment Excellence Award 2009.
  • It won first-ever dotCoop Global Award for Cooperative Excellence 2009.
  • It won three FAI awards in 2007.
  • It won PRSI Award 2007.
  • The Phulpur Unit of IFFCO secured Energy Conservation Award 2006-07.
  • IFFCO AONLA won National Energy Conservation Award 2006.
  • IFFCO Kandla won the Golden Peacock Environmental Management Award 2006.
  • The Aonla unit of IFFCO won the National Safety Council of India Safety Award 2004.


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