NEW DELHI, Nov 22 - The Centre on Friday denied sanctioning a fund of Rs 100 crore for the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) and said no Central team had visited the project in September.
In a Rajya Sabha reply to a question by Ripun Bora, Minister for Chemical Fertilizer Prahlad Joshi said that no government team has visited Assam to take stock of the Namrup-based BVFCL, though the Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers and the Chief Minister of Assam visited it in September last.
No such fund has been sanctioned for the Namrup fertilizer plants unit I and II so far, he added.
There is no such report from the State government.
As regards black-marketing, the State government, under the extent provisions of the Fertilizers Control Order (FCO), 1985, has been adequately empowered to take preventive/punitive action against offenders who indulge in black-marketing of fertilizers, he said.