CMD's Desk

CMD’s Desk

Shri Kishor Rungta

Dear Colleagues, 

We are facing a global calamity on an unprecedented scale with the corona virus (COVID-19) spreading its wings to the farthest corners of the earth affecting millions of people the world over.In these trying times, let me hope, wish and pray for the health and welfare of each one of the FACT fraternity and family members and also the society at large. Stay safe, stay cautious and take every possible care of yourselves and your loved ones.

The determination and patience of the people of Kerala and the excellent service rendered by our doctors and health workers in containing the impact of this pandemic is well appreciated. This becomes evident when one compares the number of COVID-19 affected patients and death rate in Kerala with that of other states or even developed nations. FACT, as always, stands in solidarity with our fellow citizens,especially the affected people. It is really commendable that our employees have come forward to contribute one days’ salary to PM CARES Fund, apart from rendering other humanitarian services to the local society.

I hope that all our health advisories and guidelines for taking precautionary measures such as social distancing norms, hand sanitation, face masks, etc., have reached one and all. Please make it a point to avoid large gatherings and try to give maximum leverage to IT resources for day to day work. You may also be aware that a COVID-19 Response Task Force comprising of senior level executives has been constituted in the Company to take care of any exigencies. Even in the midst of this crisis, it is noteworthy that FACT could come up with flying colours by achieving excellent performance during the financial year 2019-20. A few of the outstanding achievements are:

  • Factamfos (NP 20:20:0:13) production of 8.45 Lakh MT is an all-time high record surpassing the previous best of 8.38 Lakh MT during 2000-01.
  • Total fertilizer sale of 11.17 lakh MT is the highest in last 18 years.
  • Sales turnover of the year is about Rs 2750 Cr., showing a quantum jump of 37% increase as compared to previous year.
  • On divisional level, all time high Factamfos production at Cochin Division (6.4 Lakh MT) and Sulphuric Acid production at Udyogamandal Complex (2.58 lakh MT).
  • All time high City Compost sale of 13103 MT for the year (previous best 9370 MT).
  • We were also able to penetrate the markets of Maharashtra and West Bengal during this year.

Let me thank all our employees for their dedicated efforts and commitment in achieving the above. However, I would like to remind you of the special responsibility that a company like ours has at this time. We are in the business of producing essential commodities for the welfare of the nation. While taking all necessary safeguards, we also have a bounden duty to ensure that a steady supply of fertiliser reaches the farmer. Please do your utmost to ensure that our operations and activities are not affected in these unusual times, whether we work from offices, sites or from home. Your commitment and discipline are all the more critical at this time to maintain business continuity.
Tough times don’t last forever, but tough people do.  I am confident that we will get past this crisis, and re-emerge stronger once the pandemic runs its course. FACT, as always, has been a very resilient enterprise. Over the course of last several decades, we have surmounted many challenges and we will overcome this one too. Please do look after yourselves and your families and stay safe.

My best wishes to all of you.

                                                                                                  Kishor Rungta
                                                                                     Chairman & Managing Director