The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revival of defunct Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni. These include two closed urea units of Fertilizer Corporation India Limited (FCIL) at Sindri (Jharkhand) and Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Barauni (Bihar) unit of Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Limited (HFCL). These three fertilizers units would be revived by means of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) of Public Sector Units (PSUs) namely, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Coal India Limited (CIL), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and FCIL/HFCL, through ‘nomination route’.
The setting up of new units at Sindri, Gorakhpur and Barauni will meet the growing demand of urea of Bihar, West Bengal, and Jharkhand. It will also ease the pressure on railway and road infrastructure due to long distance transportation of urea from Western and Central Regions and thereby saving in Govt. subsidy on freight and apart from the growth of the regional economy, this unit will create opportunities for 1200 direct and 4500 indirect employments. These units were lying defunct since their closure during 1990-2002. Therefore, the units and other associated facilities were lying unutilised.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
1. The Union Cabinet has given the approval of revival of defunct Fertilizer Units at which places?
2. The Fertilizer Units in Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni were closed since?