Angul: India’s first and largest coal gasification-based urea plant in Odisha’s Talcher will be operational by October 2024, informed Union Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
With an aim at making the country self-reliant in urea sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the coal gasification plant in Talcher. The work for the project is in progress. It will be dedicated to the nation before October 2024, he told media during his official visit to Talcher Fertilisers Ltd in Angul today.
With establishment of the plant, the country will produce urea by using its natural resource coal and be able to meet energy requirement, he said.
Worth mentioning that the Rs 13,200 crore Talcher Fertilisers Limited (TFL) project is an attempt to revive the shut plant formerly owned by Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL).
PM Modi had laid the foundation for the urea plant in September 2018. The project was reportedly delayed owing to Covid-19.