Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited (HOCL) was incorporated in 1960 with the objective
of attaining self-reliance in basic organic chemicals. The company has two manufacturing units
located at Rasayani (Maharashtra) and Kochi (Kerala). The Rasayani unit (Phenol Complex)
commenced production from 1987-88. HOCL is the sole manufacturer of strategically important
N2O4 (Dinitrogen Tetroxide) in India which is supplied by the company to ISRO for its satellites
launching programme. HOCL has a subsidiary company M/s Hindustan Fluorocarbons Limited
(HFL) located at Rudraram, Telangana, which manufactures Poly tetra fluro ethylene (PTFE), a
high tech engineering plastic, and chloro di-fluoro methane (CFM-22).
Relevant Website: www.hoclindia.com
Hindustan Insecticides Limited
Hindustan Insecticide Limited (HIL) was incorporated in 1954 for manufacture and supply
of DDT. In 1957, the company set up a factory at Udyogmandal, Kerala, for manufacture of
DDT and in 1977 at Rasayani, Maharashtra, for manufacture of Malathion, an insecticide The
third unit of HIL was set up at Bhatinda, Punjab, in 2003. Rasayani and Udyogmandal Plants
have both DDT manufacturing and agrochemical manufacturing facilities while Bathinda has
only formulations manufacturing and packaging facility.
HIL is the sole supplier of DDT to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme
(NVBDCP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. DDT accounts for
almost 50 per cent of the company’s turnover. The company exports DDT to some African
countries and other products like malathion and mancozeb to countries like Brazil and Argentina.
HIL diversified into agro chemicals in the late 1970s to ensure supply of quality pesticides at
reasonable prices to the agricultural sector and has a range of technical and formulation grade
pesticides. To further consolidate its position, it has also ventured into the seed business. It has
got the status of National Level Seed Agency (NLA) from the Union Ministry of Agriculture and
is producing and supplying seeds under Govt. sponsored schemes like National Food Security
Mission (NFSM), National Mission on Oilseed and Oil Palm (NMOOP) and Mission on
Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH). In addition, company has diversified into
fertilizer segment as well to provide a single stop window for the range of agriculture inputs i.e.,
pesticides, seeds and fertilizers.
Relevant Website: www.hil.gov.in
Hindustan Flourocarbons Ltd
Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd. (HFL), a subsidiary company of Hindustan Organic
Chemicals Ltd. (HOCL), was incorporated in 1983. It is located at Rudraram, District Medak,
Telangana. The company started production in 1987 and is engaged in the manufacture of Poly
Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (PTFE) and of Chloro Di Fluoro Methane (CFM-22). PTFE is extensively
used in chemical, mechanical, electrical and electronic industries and has strategic applications in
defence and aerospace sectors. CFM-22 is used as a refrigerant and for production of PTFE.
Relevant Website: www.hfl.co.in
Assam Gas Cracker Project - Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited
The Assam Gas Cracker Project (AGCP) was initiated in pursuance of the Memorandum of