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Odisha: First-Ever Coal Gasification Based Talcher Fertilizer Plant to be Ready in 2024

Union Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya announced that India’s first-ever coal gasification-based Talcher Fertilizer Plant in Odisha will be ready to be dedicated to the nation by October 2024. Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the site on the second day and noted that the work in the plant in Talcher is in progress.

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Odisha: First-Ever Coal Gasification-Based Talcher Fertilizer Plant to be Ready in 2024- Key Points

  • Along with Union Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was also present during the occasion.
  • Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, five out of four urea plants have become functional.
  • The urea plants at Talcher which uses Coal Gasification Technology to produce urea will be ready by the end of this year.
  • The plant when in operation, will help to reduce dependency on urea import.
  • Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan noted that the urea plant being constructed at a cost of about 17,000 crore rupees will benefit the farmers across the country besides generating local employment and boosting the local economy.
  • Coal India Ltd, the Gas Authority of India Ltd, and the National Fertilizer Corporation are supporting the setting up of the Talcher Fertilizer Plant with the coal gasification technology which will address the self-reliance in Urea.
  • The use of coal, which is abundantly available in India, in alternative usages like in the gasification technology to produce urea will also reduce the carbon footprints on the environment.

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