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New Delhi: The central government has approved to revive defunct fertilizer units of the Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL)/Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited (HFCL) by setting up new urea plants having capacity of producing 1.27 Million Metric Ton (MMT) Urea per annum at each of the five units namely 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 on the existing npremises 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 fertilizers in the country.The government had announced New Urea Policy-2015 on May 25, 2015, for existing 25 gas based urea units, with the objectives of maximizing indigenous urea production, promoting energy efficiency in the urea units and to rationalize the subsidy burden on the government.This information was given by the Minister of State (MoS) in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shipping, Road Transport & Highways Mansukh L. Mandaviya in the Rajya Sabha on November 18, 2016, according to a PIB release.