Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
19-November-2010 12:47 IST
Revival of Naptha Based Fertilizer Unit of Duncan Industries Limited
Duncan India Limited, Kanpur is a closed Urea unit under private sector. The Jaiprakash Associates Limited has informed to the Department that they have entered into agreement with the promoters of Duncan India Ltd. To revive and restart the closed unit. The same has also been informed by Duncan India Limited to the Department. As per the information provided the restart of the plant is expected to be in the first quarter of 2011.

The promoters have also informed that they are also inclined to set up a new gas based fertilizer unit at the same location after converting the existing Naptha based plant to gas. They are in correspondence with Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) for providing necessary pipeline connectivity to the plant.

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