Narendra Modi inaugurates 12.7-LMTPA HURL fertilizer plant in Jharkhand’s Sindri

In addition to HURL, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stones and dedicated to the nation several other development projects in Sindri, Dhanbad
Narendra Modi inaugurates 12.7-LMTPA HURL fertilizer plant in Jharkhand’s Sindri
Narendra Modi inaugurates 12.7-LMTPA HURL fertilizer plant in Jharkhand’s SindriX

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd (HURL) Sindri Fertiliser Plant, developed at a cost of more than Rs 8,900 crore, in Sindri, Jharkhand, on Friday. The fertiliser plant is owned jointly by Maharatna PSUs like, Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC Limited, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), Fertiliser Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) and HFCL. “The fertilizer plant is a step towards self-sufficiency in the Urea Sector. It will add about 12.7 LMT per annum indigenous urea production in the country benefiting the farmers of the country,” said a statement.

This is the third fertilizer plant to be revived in the country, after the revival of fertilizer plants at Gorakhpur and Ramagundam, which were also dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister in December 2021 and November 2022, respectively.

“This was Modi ki Guarantee and today this guarantee has been fulfilled,” said the PM. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation of the fertilizer plant in 2018. He said with the starting of this plant new avenues for employment of the local youth have been opened. He said that every year, India requires 360 lakh metric tonnes of urea and in 2014, India was producing just 225 lakh metric tonnes of urea. The massive gap necessitated huge imports. “Due to the efforts of our government, in the last 10 years, urea production has risen to 310 lakh metric tonnes,” he informed. The Prime Minister talked about the revival of Ramagundam, Gorakhpur and Barauni fertilizer plants. Sindri has been added to this list, he said. PM Modi pointed out that Talcher Fertilizer plant will also start in the next year and a half. Expressing confidence that he will dedicate that plant to the nation also, the Prime Minister informed that these five plants will produce 60 lakh metric tonnes of urea, rapidly taking India towards Aatamnirbharta in this critical area.

Narendra Modi inaugurates, lays foundation stone of projects worth Rs 35,700 cr

In addition to HURL, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stones and dedicated to the nation several other development projects in Sindri, Dhanbad. The total value of these projects was Rs 35,700 crore and they are spread across sectors like fertilizer, rail, power, and coal.

The Prime Minister dedicated and laid the foundation stone for several rail projects worth more than Rs 17,600 crore in Jharkhand. The projects include 3rd & 4th Lines connecting Sone Nagar-Andal;  Tori- Shivpur first & second and Biratoli- Shivpur third railway line (part of Tori- Shivpur Project); Mohanpur – Hansdiha new rail line; Dhanbad-Chandrapura rail line, among others. These projects will expand the rail services in the state and lead to socio-economic development in the region. The Prime Minister also flagged off three trains during the programme — Deoghar–Dibrugarh train service, MEMU Train Service between Tatanagar and Badampahar (Daily) and long-haul freight train from Shivpur station.

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The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation important power projects in Jharkhand including Unit 1 (660 MW) of NTPC’s North Karanpura Super Thermal Power Project (STPP), Chatra. Developed at more than Rs 7,500 crore, the project will lead to improved power supply in the region. It will also boost employment generation and contribute to socioeconomic development in the state. The Prime Minister also dedicated to the nation projects related to the coal sector in Jharkhand.

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