Fertiliser Corporation of India is Out of BIFR

Fertiliser Minister Says the Move will help Revival of Talcher Unit

Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (I/C) for Chemicals & Fertilizersand Statistics & Programme Implementation has stated that the long standing demand of the people of Odisha for revival of closed Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) shall be fulfilled, as BIFR has given an order for de-registration of the FCIL from BIFR and the company is out of BIFR now.He said, it is a day of pride for the people of the country, especially Odisha as after sustained efforts, the clearance of FCIL from BIFR has been given, which shall help in revival of Talcher Unit in Odisha on fast track basis.Shri Jena had been actively pursuing the revival process, which has resulted in today™s decision of BIFR and has paved the way for revival of Talcher unit in Odisha, Ramagundam unit in Andhra Pradesh and Sindri unit in Jharkhand.

He said that the Talcher unit in Odisha shall be revived by Coal India Ltd (CIL) and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) along with GAIL (I) Ltd. RCF has already released their Global Invitation calling for bids for setting up of coal gasification and gas purification plant at Talcher and the LSTK bids for Ammonia & Urea Plants shall also be invited soon. The capacity of urea plant shall be around 13 Lakh tonnes per annum which shall help in catering to the supply of urea to eastern sector of the country.He said that the revival of Talcher unit shall bring an investment of about Rs 8,000 crore to Odisha, generate direct and indirect employment in the State, would help in developing ancillary industry in the region and give a boost to the economy of the State.

Tags: Andhra PradeshBIFRFCILFertilizer Corporation of India LimitedLSTKOdishaRamagundamRashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers

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