Talcher Fertilizers Unit likely to commence operations by Sept 2023: Union Minister Gowda


Bhubaneswar: Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Friday said that Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL) in Odisha is likely to commence its operations by September, 2023.

This was informed by the Union Minster in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

He said that Government of India through various Cabinet Notes approved from time to time for revival of closed Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) has been working towards restarting this urea unit.

The Minister also informed that PDIL has been appointed by TFL as Project Management Consultant for pre-project activities of TFL project.

A MoU was signed with IOCL for supply of pet coke in August 2017. Environment Clearance of the project was received in February, 2018. CCEA gave approval for RCF equity contribution in September 2018 while mine allotment agreement for captive coal mine has been signed in December 2018.

Investment approval of the project was accorded by TFL Board on August 29, 2019 after receipt of approvals by the Promoters. LSTK contract for Coal Gasification and Ammonia/Urea plant have been awarded on September 11 and 19 last year, respectively. Approval has been granted by High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of the Odisha Government for TFL project on August 31, 2019, informed the Union Minister.

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