A meeting was held under the chairmanship of D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers regarding upcoming 12.7 lakh MMTPA capacity urea plant at Namrup. The meeting was attended by Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Finance Minister of Assam, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Industries & Commerce of Assam, R.K Chaturvedi, Secretary (Fertilisers), Dharam Pal, Additional Secretary (Fertilisers), Sushil Chandra Mishra, CMD Oil India Limited (OIL), S. Mudgerikar, CMD Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF), Asim Kumar Ghosh, CMD Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL), Nirlep Singh Rai, Director National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) and others.
Gowda said that bringing development in North East region is priority of the present Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is therefore imperative to expedite the process of setting up of a new state of art urea unit at Namrup in line with the vision of Prime Minister to attain self-sufficiency in urea production. The urea unit will be able not only to cater demands of local farmers for fertilisers, but surplus if any could also be exported to neighboring countries in South Asia. He impressed upon the CMDs of stakeholder PSUs to conclude their internal process regarding this project at the earliest.
Biswas conveyed that Government of Assam is ready to extend all kind of support to the Namrup project, including financial support to best extent possible. Teli said that Namrup-IV unit is important for ensuring local development and creating job opportunities, and therefore the project needs to be expedited. Patowary informed that Government of Assam also extends incentives to new industries, which can also be availed by the upcoming project to improve its viability.
CMDs of stakeholder PSUs agreed to expedite their internal process on Namrup project. Union Minister Gowda thanked the participants/ stakeholders for their support for the project, and said that it is the intention of his Ministry to see that the work on the project gets started at the earliest time possible.