Revival of defunct urea manufacturing units
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)
(a) : Yes, Sir. Government of India, on 31.03.2015, has approved the proposal for pooling of domestic gas with imported Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) to supply gas at a uniform delivered cost to all the grid connected fertilizer plants for production of Urea.
(b) : Yes, Sir. The Government has approved the revival of Gorakhpur unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) and Barauni unit of Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Limited (HFCL) through bidding route. The Government is also exploring revival of Sindri unit of FCIL through bidding route. Talcher Unit of FCIL is being revived by a consortium of Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) Limited, Coal India Limited (CIL), GAIL India Ltd and FCIL.
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(c) : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 31st March 2015, inter alia approved that the entire cost for filling the crude oil in Visakhapatnam cavern would be met by the Government of India against the 12th Plan outlay of Rs. 4948 crore under the Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) Scheme of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for Indian Strategic Storage Programme for storage of crude oil by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL). The balance amount would be used for filling up strategic part of the caverns being constructed at Mangalore and Padur.
However, the revival of closed units at Gorakhpur, Barauni and Sindri will be with non-recourse to Government funding.