The Ramagundem Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) will start production in the next 2 months, declared the Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya.
The Minister who visited the plant here along with the Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy spoke to media after inspecting the ongoing works at the plant and subsequent review meeting held with the senior officials of the company who appraised him about the plant progress through the presentation. Additional Secretary-Fertilizers Dharampal and other Government officials including RFCL and EIL Senior officials were present on the occasion.
During the meeting, Shri Nirlep Singh Rai, CEO, RFCL briefed the minister about physical progress of various works of the project and said that the project is more than 99 % complete. It was also informed that the work at the site got stalled during the lockdown period for some time but has resumed since May 03, 2020. Singh said that availability of manpower at the site area had created some problem but management adopted proactive measures to retain contract workers by providing free meals and accommodation to them. They were also paid wages during the lockdown period.
Mandaviya while appreciating the works done by RFCL authorities during and after lockdown without risking the life of workers, announced that the production of Neem coated Kisan brand urea will commence in 2 months. He also said that with the revival of the five defunct fertilizer units will make the country self-sufficient in the Urea by reducing the imports besides fulfilling the much-needed urea requirement of the Telangana farmers.
Mandaviya has also informed that the RFCL plant will create employment opportunities to the local youth and help to boost the economy of Telangana. RFCL’s upcoming gas-based urea unit has the production capacity of 12.7 Lakh MT per annum which is a Joint Venture (JVC) promoted by National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Engineers India Limited (EIL) and Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL). The foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7, 2016.