New Delhi:The union minister for chemicals & fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply in Lok Sabha Tuesday said that the government of India is committed to revive the Talcher fertilizer plant in Odisha.

“Government of India has decided to revive Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL) by setting up a Ammonia Urea plant of 12.7 lakh tonnes per annum capacity by forming a Joint venture company (JV)c of nominated PSUs -Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF), Coal India ltd (CIL) and FCIL. Accordingly, a JVC named “Talcher Fertilizers Ltd (TFL)” has been incorporated on 03.11.2015.”

The minister said, “The direct employment opportunities would be about 510 and indirect employment opportunities would be 4500 (during construction phase) for the Talcher Fertilizer Plant. Besides employment opportunities to the local people, Talcher Fertilizer Plant would boost economic development in the eastern region and would ensure availability of urea to the farmers in the State of Odisha.”