Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) is a Government of India enterprise under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. It was incorporated in March 1954 in order to start production of DDT for the National Malaria Eradication Programme. Since then its product range has expanded to include Insecticides, Herbicides, Weedecides, and Fungicides.
HIL is the world's largest producer of DDT. The company has three manufacturing units, located at Udyogamandal near Kochi (Southern India), Rasayani near Mumbai (Western India) and Bathinda in Punjab (Northern India). It provides employment to nearly 1300 people.
HIL is going to expand its operations in seed business and fertilizers soon.
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