Talcher Fertilizers (TFL), Odisha is likely to commence its operations by September, 2023. He added that the government through various cabinet notes approved from time to time for revival of closed Talcher unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) has been working towards restarting this urea unit, Minister of Chemical and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Friday.
The minister also informed that PDIL has been appointed by TFL as Project Management Consultant for pre-project activities of TFL project. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) for supply of pet coke in August 2017. Environment clearance of the project was received in February, 2018. Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave approval for Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) equity contribution in September 2018. Mine allotment agreement for captive coal mine has been signed in Dec. 2018. Investment approval of the project was accorded by TFL Board on August 29, 2019 after receipt of approvals by the promoters. LSTK contract for Coal Gasification and Ammonia/Urea plant have been awarded on 11th and 19th September 2019 respectively. Approval has been granted by High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) of Odisha Government for TFL project on August 31, 2019.