The Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said that government has proposed to form two joint ventures for the revival of closed fertilizers plants at Talcher in Odisha and at Ramagundam in Telangana. He stated this after discussions over this issue with the MOS (Independent Charge) Petroleum harmendra Pradhan, Secretary in the Ministry of Coal and CMD of Coal India Limited. Secretary of Department Fertilisers Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, and other officials of the ministry were also present. The minister said an investment ;of about nine thousand crores is proposed to be made towards these projects.
Ananth Kumar hoped that development and extension of Jagdishpur, Haldia natural gas pipeline in the northern and eastern regions and Dhabol, Bangalore pipeline in the southern region are expected to give a fillip to fertilizer plants and other industries along their way.