Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday reviewed the progress of Talcher Fertiliser Limited’s (TFL) coal-gasification-based plant in Odisha.
“After its completion, the TFL plant will be India’s first coal-gasification-based fertiliser plant with pet coke blending. It will facilitate seamless supply of urea and fertiliser in Odisha and eastern India,” Pradhan said at the review meeting.
Emphasising on the early completion of the project, the minister also discussed about the challenges faced by TFL.
“When the TFL plant will be run successfully, it will help Odisha and India in producing urea independently… The plant will also play a major role in employment generation and development of the state,” he added.
Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi, Fertiliser and Chemicals Minister Mansukh Lal Mandviya and other senior officials of the Ministries of Coal, Finance, External Affairs, Petroleum, Fertiliser Department, and State Bank of India were present at the meeting.
Notably, the TFL is a joint venture between GAIL India Ltd, Coal India Ltd, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd and Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL).