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GUWAHATI, Aug 30 � The Namrup Fertilizer Shramik Union (NFSU) has sought Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh�s intervention in facilitating setting up of the new grassroot plant of the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) at Namrup to bail the company out of the recurring losses.

�The production capacity of the existing Namrup II and Namrup III is drastically decreasing due to frequent failure of the old plant and machineries, which is adversely affecting the financial performance of the company,� said Tileswar Borah, general secretary NFSU while talking to mediapersons today.

The BVFCL, Namrup is the only major gas-based fertilizer industry catering to the needs of not only Northeast but also States like West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand.

�Both the existing plants have not been able to meet the demand for urea for quite some time. The plants have already crossed their technical lives. Considering all these aspects, the then Union Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had announced setting up of a new grassroot plant at Namrup in 2006 though it was subsequently turned down by the Planning Commission ,� Borah pointed out.

�We want the Prime Minister to take necessary steps in this regard,� Borah said, adding that the Chief Minister and the other MPs will also be moved to pursue the matter.

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Workers� body seeks PM�s intervention

GUWAHATI, Aug 30 � The Namrup Fertilizer Shramik Union (NFSU) has sought Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh�s intervention in facilitating setting up of the new grassroot plant of the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) at Namrup to bail the company out of the recurring losses.

�The production capacity of the existing Namrup II and Namrup III is drastically decreasing due to frequent failure of the old plant and machineries, which is adversely affecting the financial performance of the company,� said Tileswar Borah, general secretary NFSU while talking to mediapersons today.

The BVFCL, Namrup is the only major gas-based fertilizer industry catering to the needs of not only Northeast but also States like West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand.

�Both the existing plants have not been able to meet the demand for urea for quite some time. The plants have already crossed their technical lives. Considering all these aspects, the then Union Cabinet Minister Ram Vilas Paswan had announced setting up of a new grassroot plant at Namrup in 2006 though it was subsequently turned down by the Planning Commission ,� Borah pointed out.

�We want the Prime Minister to take necessary steps in this regard,� Borah said, adding that the Chief Minister and the other MPs will also be moved to pursue the matter.

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