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TFL Sticks To Timeline

 While Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic has slowed down the erection process of the Talcher Fertilizer Plant, authorities are hopeful of commissioning the Mega Project before stipulated time period.

Talcher Fertilizer Limited Managing Director SN Yadav is hopeful of making up the delay due to COVID-19 Pandemic and commission the plant in time.
 
COVID situation may have delayed the execution of the project at present, however, TFL is getting ready to compensate current delay by faster execution in future so that the project is commissioned by deadline i.e., September 2023.

Mr.Yadav has presented a Detailed Report on progress on TFL Project to the Ministry of Fertilizer, said sources.
In fact Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, DV Sadananda Gowda  is taking stock of progress of TFL on regular basis as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very much interested for the Project, who laid corner
 
TFL  is bringing up urea unit of 12.7 Lakh MT per annum capacity at Talcher, Odisha. It is a Joint Venture Company (JVC) promoted by GAIL, CIL, RCF and FCIL.
 
When completed it will be first of its kind in India to employ coal gasification technology for production of urea, MD Mr.Yadav said.
 
The estimated cost of the project is around INR 13,270 crore. The successful completion of the project will reduce India’s dependency on imported urea, and is expected to create hundreds of direct and indirect employments. 
 
During the meeting Mr.Yadav, MD briefed about status of progress of the project and various challenges being faced during execution of the project due to COVID-19 crisis.
 
He said that work has started since May and has gathered pace. However, due to issues such as travel restrictions and shortage of laborers the project has got delayed by about six months as of today.
 
Mr.Yadav  assured that the project will be commissioned at the stipulated deadline. 
 
A senior TFL Officer said that development of the captive coal mine allotted to the plant in Talcher region has commenced.
 
He said the plant will promote alternative use of domestic coal in an environment-friendly manner, thereby supporting India's commitments under the CoP 21 Paris Agreement 2016 and it will produce 2.38 million metric standard cubic meter per day (MMSCMD) natural gas equivalent syngas from coal, leading to reduction in import bill of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by more than 1,620 crore per annum.
 
When commissioned TFL along with other four revival projects at Ramagundam, Gorakhpur, Barauni and Sindri will be able to realize the vision of  Prime Minister to achieve self-sufficiency in urea production. 
 


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