Government to infuse Rs.900 crore in FACT aiming to boost indigenous production of Fertilizer Industry

Rajasthan with a production capacity of 12.7 LMT Urea per annum. Here the commercial production started on 1st January, 2019 which helped in producing 244.55 LMT indigenous urea in the country during 2019-20.

Government has started reviving the closed fertilizer units of FCIL at Ramagundam, Talcher, Gorakhpur & Sindri and HFCL unit at Barauni. This is a Joint Venture of nominated PSUs to set up gas based fertilizer plants of 1.27 MMTPA capacity each. The overall progress and likely commissioning of the projects are as under:

Project Overall progress Likely commissioning of the project
Ramagundam 99.58% In pre-commissioning / commissioning stage
Talcher 59.48% By 2023
Gorakhpur 88.10% By 2021
Sindri 77.80% By 2021
Barauni 77.60% By 2021


As per Modified New Pricing Scheme (NPS-III), all of the Units which are using naphtha as feedstock are to be converted on natural gas. Madras Fertilizers Ltd. has already moved from Naptha feedstock to Natural Gas as feedstock. After getting pipeline connectivity, this unit has started producing Urea w.e.f. 29th July, 2019 on natural gas feedstock.

Minister said that a major decision was also taken to infuse Rs.900 crore in Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) for its Modernization.

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