ZUARIAGRO (up 13.76%), Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chem (up 7.02%), Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals (up 6.82%), Madras Fertlizers (up 5.84%), Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (up 5.10%), Deepak Fertilizers & Petrochemicals up 5.00%), Southern Petrochemicals Industries (up 4.99%), Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers (up 2.61%), National Fertilizer (up 2.22%) and Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers (up 1.92%) stood among the top gainers.
Agro Phos (down 5.83%), KRISHANA (down 4.23%), Aries Agro (down 1.56%), Khaitan Chemicals & Fertilizers (down 0.80%) and Sikko Industries (down 0.64%) were among the top losers of the day.
The NSE Nifty50 index ended 302.0 points down at 17173.65, while the 30-share BSE Sensex closed down 1172.19 points at 57166.74.
NTPC (up 6.01%), SBI Life (up 2.31%), HDFC LIFE INSURANCE (up 1.67%), Coal India (up 1.53%), Tata Steel (up 1.49%), Maruti Suzuki (up 1.39%), Titan Company Ltd (up 1.3%), Hindustan Unilever (up 1.18%), Cipla (up 1.11%) and Nestle India (up 0.97%) stood among the top gainers in the Nifty pack.
On the other hand, Infosys (down 7.27%), HDFC (down 4.83%), HDFC Bank (down 4.74%), Tech Mahindra (down 4.67%), Apollo Hospitals Enterprises (down 4.0%), Wipro (down 3.68%) , Tata Consultancy (down 3.66%), HCL Technologies (down 2.08%), Asian Paints (down 1.92%) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (down 1.91%) closed in the red.