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  • Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister takes stock of progress of Talcher Fertilisers Ltd

    Published on June 23, 2020

    Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister  D V Sadananda Gowda today  took stock of progress of Talcher Fertilisers Limited.

    During the meeting, Mr Gowda was informed that Talcher Fertilisers Limited is bringing up urea unit of 12.7 Lakh Metric tonnes per annum capacity at Talcher, Odisha.

    The estimated cost of the project is around Rs. 13, 270 crore.

    The Minister said, the successful completion of the project will reduce India’s dependency on imported urea, and is expected to create hundreds of direct and indirect employments.

    During the meeting S.N. Yadav, MD of the company briefed about status of progress of the project and various challenges being faced during execution of the project due to COVID-19 crisis.

    He said that work has started since May and has gathered pace.

    However, due to issues such as travel restrictions and shortage of laborers the project has got delayed by about six months.

    He assured that the project will be commissioned at the stipulated deadline.