‘ONGC urea plant to meet fertiliser need in eastern India, B’desh’

Agartala: State-owned ONGC’s proposed gas-based fertiliser plant in Tripura would meet the growing shortage of urea in the eastern and northeastern states of India and neighbouring Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday.

ONGC in association with Tata Chemicals and the Tripura government would set up a Rs.5,000 crore plant in northern Tripura.

The Tripura government has asked the district magistrates of north Tripura and Dhalai districts to select a suitable 800 to 1,000 acres of land for the proposed plant. ONGC Chairman Sudhir Vasudeva held a meeting with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar in New Delhi recently and discussed the matter.

The official said ONGC had initiated the process to set up the fertiliser plant to meet the growing shortage of urea. The ONGC has also been setting up a giant gas-based 726 MW capacity thermal power plant at Palatana in southern Tripura to cater to the electricity needs of northeastern states. (IANS)

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