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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>13 DEC 2019 3:38PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Drop in production of urea

  The production of Urea in three consecutive year 2016-17 to 2018-19 are given below:-

Year

Production of Urea ( In ‘LMT’)

2016-17

242.01

2017-18

240.23

2018-19

240.00

 

The production of Urea has slightly dropped in last 3 years since 2016-17. The reasons for drop in productions due to shutdown of some plants on account of maintenance jobs, annual turnaround, power failure, natural calamities, etc.

The Government of India notified the New Urea Policy (NUP) – 2015 for existing gas based Urea manufacturing units on 25th May, 2015 and revision of energy norms under New Urea Policy (NUP) – 2015 on 28th March, 2018.NUP-2015 has led to an additional production of approximately 20 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15, from the existing gas based urea plants and the total production of urea during the year 2015-16 was 244.75 LMT i.e. the highest ever urea production in the country.

 

 The detailed plan for revival of closed units of the country are as under: -

  1. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) in its meeting held on 4.8.2011 approved revival of Talcher unit of FCIL through nomination route by forming a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) / Joint Venture (JV) of GAIL, CIL, RCF and FCIL and revival of Ramagundam unit of FCIL by forming a SPV / JV of NFL, EIL and FCIL.
  2.     CCEA approved the revival of the Gorakhpur &Sindri units FCIL and Barauni unit of HFCL on 13.07.2016 through nomination basis by a SPV of NTPC, CIL, IOCL and FCIL / HFCL.

 

            The detail revival plan in respect of these 5 plants are as under: -

Sl. No.

Place / State

Ramagundam, Telangana

Talcher, Odisha

Sindri, Jharkhand

Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

Barauni, Bihar

1

Name of JV/ SPV company reviving

M/s. Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd

M/s. Talcher

Fertilizers Ltd

M/s. Hindustan Urvarak&Rasayan Limited (HURL)

M/s. HURL

M/s. HURL

2

Capacity

(in MT/Annum)

12.7

12.7

12.7

12.7

12.7

3

Cost of project (Rs. in crores)

 

6120.55

13277 (±10%)

(as per revised DFR)

 

6977.01

 

7085.77

 

7043.26

4

Anticipated Year of Commission-

ing

 

2020

 

2023

 

2021

 

2021

 

2021

5

Equity contribution

NFL – 26%       

EIL – 26%                 

FCIL – 11%              

State Govt of Telangana -11%

GAIL -14.3%         

HTAS

Consortium-11.7%

RCF - 29.67%

CIL - 29.67%

GAIL-29.67%

FCIL-10.99%

NTPC - 29.67%

IOCL - 29.67%

CIL - 29.67%

FCIL - 10.99%

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri. D.V. Sadananda Gowda in Rajya Sabha today.

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