Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited is one of the largest private sector fertilizer producers in India. Its two use state-of-the-art nitrogenous fertiliser (urea) plants are located at Gadepan in Kota district of Rajasthan. The first plant (Gadepan-I)was commissioned in 1993 and second plant (Gadepan-II) in 1999. The two plants have a combined capacity to produce about 2 million MT of Urea per annum.
The Gadepan-I Ammonia Plant was designed by Haldor Topsoe (Denmark) and the Urea plant is based on Snamprogetti (Italy) Technology. The Ammonia Plant has a capability to produce 1,770 MT of Ammonia per day and the Urea plant has the capability to produce 3,100 MT of Urea per day. The Gadepan-II Ammonia Plant is based on Kellogg Brown Root (USA) Technology and the Urea plant on ACES Process of Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan). The Ammonia Plant has a capability to produce 1,710 MT per day and the Urea Plant has a capability of 3,000 MT per day of Urea. However, the reassessed capacity of each Ammonia plant is 1520 MT per day and each Urea plant is 2620 MT per day.
Away from the hustle bustle of a big city, Chambal Fertlisers provides the best possible infrastructure to its employees. Located in Gadepan, about 35 km. from Kota in the state of Rajasthan, 'Uttam Nagar' can be easily termed as one of the best industrial townships in India.
The township has well-designed houses, excellent medical facilities, health club, swimming pool, a CBSE affiliated school, shopping centre, sports and great options for sports and recreation. It is set amid an amazing green environment with a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The Herculean task of the greening the township area started even before the construction of the urea plants. Green avenues with rows of trees, rolling lawns and water bodies are a now an integral part of the township.
Uttam Nagar maintains highest safety and environment standards and has been awarded Environment Management System Standard ISO 14001 and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System Standard OHSAS 18001 certifications.
Soil is the single most important factor that determines crop productivity and quality, ensures long term sustainability and promotes environment well-being. Since soil is neither inexhaustible nor self-sustaining, there is a need to test soil so that its health can be restored back. Chambal's soil management initiative is a pioneering move in this regard. Chambal has two state-of-the-art Agriculture Development Laboratories (ADL) at Kota (Rajasthan) and Agra (Uttar Pradesh). In addition to the two ADLs, the Company has satellite laboratories at Baran, Bundi and Jhalawar in Rajasthan and operates two mobile soil testing vans. Chambal's Labs are providing a spectrum of services for the benefit of tens of thousands of farmers in the northern, central and western regions of the country.
- Testing the soil with the idea of identifying the problem and suggesting solutions. The soil is tested for macro and micro nutrients, salinity, alkalinity, sulphur, etc.
- Promoting balanced and economical use of fertilisers for soil health management and better crop production.
- Preparing block and district wise soil fertility maps.
- Suggesting suitability of soil for plantation of different crops and fruits.
- Determining quality of underground water for irrigation purposes.
- Promoting efficient utilization of underground water.
The soil tests are done free of charge for Uttam Bandhan members. Till date, Chambal had conducted over 500,000 soil tests in ten states of India.