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BVFCL delegation meets Union Minister

By Correspondent

NAMRUP, July 22 � A group of delegates from NFSU, FWU of BVFCL, Namrup along with the representatives of JCO, met Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers MK Azhagir in his Parliament office chamber at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi recently and submitted a memorandum regarding the setting up of a new Namrup IV fertilizer plant considering the viability of Namrup I, II and III plants. As the existing Namrup II & III group of plants were commissioned in 1976 and 1987 respectively, both the plants have already crossed the technical life-span. The memorandum also called for implementation of revised pay scale to its employees with effect from January 1, 2007, to save them from financial hardships and enhancement of the retirement age upto 60 yrs.

The delegation requested the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers to accord final approval to the hike in fringe benefit to the BVFCL employees upto 50 per cent which was initiated in a meeting held at the office of the MoS of Chemicals and Fertilizers Srikant Jenna in December, 2009. The Union Minister MK Azhagir gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured them to take positive steps to consider the issues of BVFCL, Namrup, the lone fertilizer complex of the entire NER.

Regarding the hike of fringe benefits, he declared increase in the same upto 17.5%. He further assured the delegation that he would pay a visit to BVFCL, Namrup plant after the summer session of Parliament. This was stated in a press release issued by Tileswar Bora, GS, NFSU, recently.

Speaking on the long-standing demand of setting up a new Namrup IV fertilizer plant, Tileswar Bora, general secretary, Namrup Fertilizer Sharamik Union (NFSU) and one of the delegates told this correspondent that the life span of a chemical plant is not more than 15 years from the technical outlook and all the plants of the BVFCL, Namrup like Namrup I, Namrup II and Namrup III were set up in 1969, 1976 and 1987 respectively and so though the revamping jobs of N-I and N-II had already been competed, the life of these plants would never be expected long and after the said period the line major fertilizer industry of the entire north-eastern region would be doomed. Hence, NFSU demands setting up of a new fertilizer plant in the name of Namrup IV to save it from extinction, for which all the infrastructural facilities, land, water, buildings and other required establishments are already available.

It is worth mentioning that the Namrup fertilizer plant, BVFCL has enjoyed a glorious status in the country�s fertilizer scene, being the lone largest gas based chemical industry in the entire north-eastern region in terms of employment and producer of low priced urea to cater to the needs of farmers of the country contributing a great deal towards industrial and economic development of the backward NER.

Mahmuda Khannam of Cotton College has secured 1st Class 1st position in Chemistry with distinction in B.Sc. Final Examination, 2010 held under Gauhati University.

Sabiha Nahid of Sivasagar Girls� College has secured 1st Class 1st position with distinction in English in B.A. (Final) Examination, 2010 held under Dibrugarh University.

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BVFCL delegation meets Union Minister

NAMRUP, July 22 � A group of delegates from NFSU, FWU of BVFCL, Namrup along with the representatives of JCO, met Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers MK Azhagir in his Parliament office chamber at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi recently and submitted a memorandum regarding the setting up of a new Namrup IV fertilizer plant considering the viability of Namrup I, II and III plants. As the existing Namrup II & III group of plants were commissioned in 1976 and 1987 respectively, both the plants have already crossed the technical life-span. The memorandum also called for implementation of revised pay scale to its employees with effect from January 1, 2007, to save them from financial hardships and enhancement of the retirement age upto 60 yrs.

The delegation requested the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers to accord final approval to the hike in fringe benefit to the BVFCL employees upto 50 per cent which was initiated in a meeting held at the office of the MoS of Chemicals and Fertilizers Srikant Jenna in December, 2009. The Union Minister MK Azhagir gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured them to take positive steps to consider the issues of BVFCL, Namrup, the lone fertilizer complex of the entire NER.

Regarding the hike of fringe benefits, he declared increase in the same upto 17.5%. He further assured the delegation that he would pay a visit to BVFCL, Namrup plant after the summer session of Parliament. This was stated in a press release issued by Tileswar Bora, GS, NFSU, recently.

Speaking on the long-standing demand of setting up a new Namrup IV fertilizer plant, Tileswar Bora, general secretary, Namrup Fertilizer Sharamik Union (NFSU) and one of the delegates told this correspondent that the life span of a chemical plant is not more than 15 years from the technical outlook and all the plants of the BVFCL, Namrup like Namrup I, Namrup II and Namrup III were set up in 1969, 1976 and 1987 respectively and so though the revamping jobs of N-I and N-II had already been competed, the life of these plants would never be expected long and after the said period the line major fertilizer industry of the entire north-eastern region would be doomed. Hence, NFSU demands setting up of a new fertilizer plant in the name of Namrup IV to save it from extinction, for which all the infrastructural facilities, land, water, buildings and other required establishments are already available.

It is worth mentioning that the Namrup fertilizer plant, BVFCL has enjoyed a glorious status in the country�s fertilizer scene, being the lone largest gas based chemical industry in the entire north-eastern region in terms of employment and producer of low priced urea to cater to the needs of farmers of the country contributing a great deal towards industrial and economic development of the backward NER.

Mahmuda Khannam of Cotton College has secured 1st Class 1st position in Chemistry with distinction in B.Sc. Final Examination, 2010 held under Gauhati University.

Sabiha Nahid of Sivasagar Girls� College has secured 1st Class 1st position with distinction in English in B.A. (Final) Examination, 2010 held under Dibrugarh University.