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Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
18-November-2010 12:49 IST
Performance of Public Sector Fetilizer Plants
The performance of all the Public Sector Undertakings under the administrative control of Department of fertilizers is reviewed on quarterly basis. The performance of PSUs was last reviewed during Nov. 2010.

All the PSUs except Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer corporation Limited (BCFCL) are running on 100% capacity. In respect of BVFCL the capacity utilization is 50% due to limited supply of natural gas, obsolete technology, frequent equipment failure and non-availability of original spares.

The company has been advised to optimize the production and to remove bottlenecks if any. The PSUs has also been advised to prepare a maintenance schedule in order to avoid shutdown of plants.

In respect of BVFCL, an in-depth study of the plants has been conducted and based on the study, renovation/repairs have been undertaken. The Government has provided plan funds for carrying out the renovation/repairs. In the meantime it has been decided to examine the technical and economic feasibility for complete revamping of existing plants of the company.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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