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India Revives Five Closed Fertilizer Plants

New Delhi (ABC Live): Closed Fertilizer Plants : Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L.Mandaviya, in a written reply to a question on revival of closed fertilizer plants in Rajya Sabha today, informed that at present eight fertilizer public sector plants have been lying closed. Out of these closed plants presently five plants namely Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni are being revived by setting up AmmoniaUrea plants of 1.27 million metric tonne per annum (MMTPAcapacity each, the Minister informed.

Gorakhpur & Sindri units of Fertilizer Corporation of India limited (FCIL) and Barauni unit of Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited (HFCL) are being revived by means of Special Purpose Vehicle of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) through nomination route. A Joint Venture (JV) Company named “Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Limited (HURL)” comprising of National Thermal Power Corporation, Coal India Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and FCIL/HFCL has been formed, Shi Mandaviya stated.

Further the Minister informed that the Talcher Unit of FCIL is being revived on Nomination basis’ by a Consortium of PSUs namely Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF), GAIL(IndiaLimited, CIL and FCILA JV Company named Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL)” has been formed. Ramagundam unit of FCIL is being revived on nomination basis by consortium of PSUs namely Engineers India Limited (EIL), National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) and FCILA JV Company named “Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited” has been formed.

Expected date of operationalization of these plants are as under:

Fertilizer Plant Expected month of operationalization
Talcher December, 2020
Ramagundam November, 2018
Gorakhpur August, 2020
Sindri September, 2020
Barauni October, 2020


About Sandeep Deshpande

Sandeep Deshpande is Mumbai based research Journalist reports regional and core news for ABC Live Since 2007 to till date.

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