By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR: The Minister of Chemical and Fertilizers D. V. Sadananda Gowda informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Friday said that Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL), Odisha is likely to commence its operations by September, 2023.
He added that Government of India through various Cabinet Notes approved from time to time for revival of closed Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) has been working towards restarting this urea unit.
The Minister also informed that M/s. PDIL has been appointed by TFL as Project Management Consultant for pre-project activities of TFL project. MoU was signed with IOCL for supply of pet coke in August 2017. Environment Clearance of the project was received in February, 2018. CCEA gave approval for RCF equity contribution in September 2018.
Mine allotment agreement for captive coal mine has been signed in Dec. 2018. Investment approval of the project was accorded by TFL Board on 29th August 2019 after receipt of approvals by the Promoters. LSTK contract for Coal Gasification and Ammonia/Urea plant have been awarded on 11th and 19th September 2019 respectively. Approval has been granted by High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of Odisha Govt. for TFL project on 31st August 2019.