Pradeep Pattanayak

The Talcher Fertilizer Plant in Odisha will be ready by October 2024 and farmers will be immensely benefitted from this plant, said Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday. 

During his visit to the State, Mandaviya visited the plant site at Talcher in Angul district to take stock of the ongoing construction work. 

While speaking to the journalists, Mandaviya said, “With an intention to make the country self sufficient in Urea sector and to make Urea from the gas which is produced from our own raw materials like coal, the Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of the Talcher Fertilizer Plant. The construction work is in full swing.”

When asked about the completion of the construction work, he said the plant will be able to start production by October 2024. Once completed, the farmers of the country will be benefitted. With this plant, not only the farmers’ Urea demand will be met but also the standard of agriculture will increase.  

Back in September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the plant. It is stated as nation’s first coal gasification-based fertilizer plant where synthesis gas derived from coal is used as fuel.