Agrochemical maker Insecticides India Ltd (IIL) anticipates good demand in the forthcoming kharif season on expectations of good rains this year.
IIL partially resumed operations last week at all its manufacturing locations in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jammu and Uttar Pradesh to meet the demand in the ensuing cropping season.
“We have started operating at a 30 per cent capacity. However, the availability of raw materials, manpower and the disruption in logistics is a big challenge,” said Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, IIL.
Supplies from China
Aggarwal said production at IIL has been disrupted for over a quarter now as the raw material supplies from China has stopped for over two months now due to the coronavirus situation in that country.
While China resumed the shipments recently, the containers are not getting cleared at the Indian ports due to the prevailing lockdown, he said. IIL depends on China for about 30 per cent