PM Modi May Inaugurate Barauni Fertilizer Plant

This Thursday, the Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Bhagwanth Khuba visited the Barauni Fertilizer Plant and told the reporters that the production through the plant would start in the next one or two weeks.

Talking to the reporters, the minister also said that, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi might inaugurate the plant in October 2022.

For those of you who don’t know, let me tell you that, back on February 17, 2019, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of the plant.

The Barauni fertilizer plant is one of the three units of Hindustan Fertilizer Corporation Ltd. (HFCL). The plant will produce Ammonia and Urea which will be supplied to the farmers to improve plant nutrition, plant growth, and crop quality.

The Barauni fertilizer plant is located on 480 acres of land that falls in the Begausarai district.

The Revival of Barauni Fertilizer Plant

India is a country of farmers and since, the Indian government is providing several benefits to the farmers, day by day, the number of farmers in the country is rising.

Due to the rising number of farmers, the demand for fertilizers is also increasing.

India produces 240-245 lakh tonnes of urea yearly, however, the demand for the same is 300-325 lakh tonnes yearly. That means, each year, India imports 70-75 lakh tonnes of urea from other countries, especially the US.

The US sells urea at a cost of 900 dollars per tonne early which was merely 300-350 dollars per tonne. Despite the same, the Indian government hasn’t increased the cost of urea and sold it for Rs 266 per bag.

However, to solve this problem from the grass root, the Indian government is reviving the closed fertilizer plants in the country.

The Barauni Fertilizer Unit is one of them. In 2016, the Union Cabinet assigns Hindustan Uravak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) to start reviving the Barauni Fertilizer plant at an estimated amount of Rs 8400. Till February 2022, 95 percent of the revival work was done and now the Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Bhagwanth Khuba said, the plant will start producing fertilizers in the next one to two weeks,s and the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi might come to Bihar next month in order to inaugurate the plant.

Read also: Biochar Furnaces Are Being Opened In Bihar

Sources

  1. Times of India 1, 2
  2. Wikipedia

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