Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya today said that at present eight fertilizer public sector plants have been lying closed and out of these closed plants presently five plants namely Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni are being revived by setting up Ammonia-Urea plants of 1.27 million metric tonne per annum (MMTPA) capacity each.
Reply to a question on revival of closed fertilizer plants in Rajya Sabha today, the Minister said that by 2020 these plants would be operational and production would start.
While four plants would be operational in 2020, Ramagundam would be revived by November 2018.
Union Cabinet had approved revival of five closed plants at Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni. The Minister said that Gorakhpur plant would be operational in August 2020 and would be followed by Sindri, Barauni and Talcher in subsequent months. He said that by the end of 2020 all these plants would be operational.
Mandaviya said that 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.
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(India) Limited, CIL and FCIL. A 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 FCIL. A JV Company named “Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited” has been formed.
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