By this month-end, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the prestigious gas-based urea manufacturing plant of Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) at Ramagundam to the nation.
The plant is located at Ramagundam, Telangana. The ceremony will be organized by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and the RFCL management.
The RFLC is a joint venture between National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Engineers India Limited (EIL), and Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL), which operated the unit until it fell sick and stopped production on March 31, 1999. FCIL has been granted 11% equity in terms of CCEA approval.
By a 2015 revival package, the plant was commissioned with an investment of ₹6,180 crores. Mr. Modi laid the foundation stone for the project at Gajwel on August 7, 2016. It was targeted to complete the works by 2018 but quite a few deadlines were jumped finally, the trial run commenced in 2020, and thereafter commercial operations.
The commercial operations at the plant had already started in March 2021 after a gap of 22 years. The plant produces 2,200 tonnes of ammonia per day and 3,850 tonnes of urea per day.