Union minister visits Madras Fertilizers; reviews progress

Union minister visits Madras Fertilizers; reviews progress

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya visited Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL) in Chennai today. He reviewed the progress of the company and understood challenges and elaborated on the opportunities and also directed the company to work towards the fulfilling needs of our farmers. Dr. Mandaviya also visited the control room and took a keen interest in inspecting and understanding the process followed by a brief interaction with staff.

Addressing on the occasion, Dr Mandaviya congratulated the team for having achieved a milestone in their journey towards the collective effort of atmanirbharta (self-reliance) in fertilisers. He also stated that Madras Fertilizers had successfully supplied over 32 per cent of the state of Tamil Nadu’s requirements of neem coated urea of 4.5 LMT in Kharif 2022, while it has produced and supplied nearly 82 per cent of Puducherry’s Kharif requirement of 7,300 MT.

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The chemicals and fertilizers minister further said that he had also brought in the vision 2027 which envisions the inclusion of phosacid plant, installation of granulator to produce Diammonium Phosphate (DAP), installation of RLNG (Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas) based captive power plant of 20 MW, installation of additional NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) stream to make total NPK production of 5LMT and diversification into trading different fertiliser products. He added that self-reliance was imperative and nano fertilisers are a step in this direction.

Dr Mandaviya asked MFL to find the opportunities to shift to nano urea production which would change the face of fertiliser usage in India tomorrow. He added that he looks forward to MFL to contribute to the farmers’ cause in Tamil Nadu and beyond. The union minister was on a 3-day tour to Puducherry and Chennai from 24 to 26 June 2022.

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