The Government has approved to revive defunct fertiliser units of the Fertiliser Corporation of India Limited (FCIL)/Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited (HFCL) by setting up of new urea plants, the chemicals and fertiliser minister told parliament.
Mansukh L. Mandaviya said the the plants with a having capacity to produce 1.27 Million Metric Ton (MMT) urea per annum were the Talcher, Ramagundam, Gorakhpur and Sindri units of FCIL and Barauni unit of the HFCL.
Pre-Project activities for these units are currently going on. In addition to these five urea plants, the Government has also approved to establish a new brownfield Ammonia – Urea Complex in the existing premises of the BVFCL. The capacity of this plant will be 8.646 Lakh Metric Ton Per Annum. Setting up of new urea plants at these locations will help in bridging the gap between demand and production of fertilisers in the country, the minister said.