Barauni Plant of HURL commences Urea production

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HURL commences Urea production

Barauni Plant of Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) commenced urea production on 19 October, 2022.

Important facts

  • The country has achieved another milestone by setting up a new Ammonia Urea Plant at Barauni, Bihar which started urea production.

  • The gas-based Barauni plant is part of the government's initiative to revive the closed urea units of Fertilizer Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) and Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Limited (HFCL) to achieve self-reliance in the urea sector.

  • Revival of closed units of FCIL and HFCL has been the top priority of the Government to increase the availability of domestically produced urea.

  • The government has approved an estimated investment of Rs 8,387 for the revival of the Barauni unit of Hindustan Fertilizers and Rasayan Limited (HURL).

  • The plant will have a urea production capacity of 12.7 LMTPA.

About Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Limited (HURL) 

  • It is a Joint Venture Company authorised with effect from 15th June, 2016.

  • It has been authorised to revive Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni units in association with Coal India Limited (CIL), NTPC Limited (NTPC), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and FCIL/HFCL.

  • An investment of Rs 25,000 crore has been made for this work.

  • The commissioning of all three HURL plants will increase indigenous urea production to 38.1 LMTPA in the country and help make India 'self-reliant' in urea production.

  • It is one of the largest fertilizer manufacturing units in India, the foundation stone of which was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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