A food crisis on the horizon A need for chemical fertilizers for high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice arises Existing cooperatives offer distribution, but no production
1965-66 International organisations step in Seeds of a new cooperative are planted Fertilizer feasibility study is conducted in India
31st AUGUST, 1967 Proposal for plants IFFCO is registered as a multi-unit cooperative Sh. Paul Pothen becomes the first managing director of IFFCO
Early 1968 Two plants take shape One plant producing Ammonia/Urea at Kalol Another producing NPK at Kandla At a total projected cost of $125 million
1974 The plant yield results Prime Minister Indira Gandhi attends the inauguration of the plant at kalol Three more plants open up in the same year
1975 Kalol and Kandla plants are comissioned
The first garderner Mr. Paul Pothen, M.D. 1968-1980 A key influencer, an inspirational leader Conferred the Padma shri for his contribution in the revival and growth of india agricultural and farming community.
1981 Phulpur plant is comissioned
1988 Aonla plant is comissioned
2000 IFFCO Tokio general insurance is established
2003 The Foundation of OMIFCO IFFCO stakeholder in ICS, the biggest industrial company In senegal
2003 Becoming autonomous
2005 Paradeep plant is acquired from Oswal Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd.