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Centre assures to keep Namrup fertilizer plant operational

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, June 26 - The Centre on Wednesday assured a delegation of Assam BJP MPs that the Namrup fertilizer plant would be kept operational till a revival package was worked out.

The MPs delegation, led by Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, called on Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanand Gowda and demanded a package to keep the fertilizer plant operational.

Later, Teli told newsmen here that a meeting has been convened next week to discuss all the issues related to the fertilizer plant. He added that the apprehension over nonavailability of gas is unfounded, as the Northeast gas grid is coming up and it will supply gas to the fertilizer plant.

The Namrup fertilizer complex was renamed as the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited after its bifurcation from the Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Limited.

The Union Cabinet in May 2015 cleared setting up of a new ammonia-urea unit of 8.64 lakh metric tonnes annual capacity with an estimated investment of Rs 4,500 crore at Namrup on public private partnership mode through a joint venture (JV).

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