India, May 26 -- HIL is planning to supply 25 tonnes of pesticides to Iran to control locust. The External Affairs ministry has approached the company for manufacturing and supply of this commodity to Iran.

Despite logistics and other challenges posed by COVID-19 lockdown, HIL, a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertlizers, ensured timely production and supply of pesticides for farming community. The company has exported 10 tonnes of fungicide Mancozeb to Latin American country Peru and another 12 tonnes will be exported in the next one week.

HIL is a leading player in asbestos cement sheet (ACS) for roofing, from which it derives 70 per cent of its revenue at present.

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