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PM Modi likely to visit Bihar next month to inaugurate Barauni fertiliser plant

After commissioned Barauni Fertilizer Plant, urea will be available to farmers at a cheaper rate.

Black marketing of urea took place in the month of August: Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba

PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to visit Bihar next month. In October, he will inaugurate the fertiliser plant of Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd located in Begusarai district, State Chemicals and Fertilizers Union Minister Bhagwant Khuba reported to media on Friday.

Earlier, in 2019, PM Modi had laid the foundation stone of Barauni Fertiliser Plant, which is being revived with nearly RS 8,400 crores cost. With the commissioning of this plant, urea will be available to the farmers of Bihar at a cheaper rate.

Bhagwant Khuba is on a one-day visit to Bihar on Friday. Giving an update on the work on Barauni plant, he said that production of urea would be started at Barauni Fertiliser Plant from next month. There is every possibility that PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate this plant.

However, this has not been confirmed by the PMO yet. Let us inform that the foundation stone of Barauni Fertilizer Plant was laid by PM Narendra Modi in February 2019. During that time PM Modi addressed the rally in Begusarai, in which CM Nitish Kumar was also present.

Union Minister said that there is no shortage of urea anywhere in the country. Adequate quantity of fertilisers is being supplied to the farmers by the Centre. Due to the state government in Bihar, black marketing of urea took place in the month of August. It is being said time and again that there was shortage of urea due to non-availability of stock from the Centre, which is wrong. Manure is being stocked in the godowns, it is not available to the farmers.

Earlier in starting this year, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government had announced revival of five fertiliser plants in the country, and out of that manufacturing facilities at Ramagundam and Gorakhpur have already been commissioned.

The government had decided on back year to revive five closed fertiliser plants of Frtiliser Corporation of India Ltd (FCIL) and Hindustan Fertiliser Corporation Ltd (HFCL).

The five public sector units under revival are: Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd (RFCL), Talcher Fertilisers Limited (TFL) and Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd (Gorakhpur, Barauni and Sindri)

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