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Gorakhpur Fertilizer Factory: Started in 1961, now 60 lakh tonnes of urea will be supplied to the country every year

The inauguration of Gorakhpur Fertilizer Factory and Gorakhpur AIIMS is being linked to the UP elections. By launching these development projects, BJP will try to cash in on the elections by claiming it as its work.

Fertilizer factory built in Gorakhpur.

On what issues will the Uttar Pradesh elections be held? The pair of Prime Minister Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath is in the electoral fray on the issue of development. In this episode, Modi revived the fertilizer factory which had been closed for decades in Gorakhpur. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the Gorakhpur Fertilizer Factory. Now the production of urea has started again in this factory as before. It is also being claimed that the capacity of Gorakhpur fertilizer factory is 60 lakh metric tonnes. With the start of this factory, 60 lakh tonnes of additional urea will be supplied across the country.

The inauguration of Gorakhpur Fertilizer Factory and Gorakhpur AIIMS is being linked to the UP elections. By launching these development projects, BJP will try to cash in on the elections by claiming it as its work. During this, CM Yogi Adityanath told the stage that, this fertilizer factory of Gorakhpur had become almost impossible, but the authentic efforts of the Prime Minister made the impossible possible.

The factory was started in 1961

The factory started in 1961. The Fertilizer Corporation of India was incorporated on 1 June 1961. Fertilizer Corporation of India was reorganized on 1st April 1978 and fertilizer factories of Gorakhpur, Sindri, Talcher, Ramgundam, Korba, Jodhpur were handed over to FCIL.

For some years, FCIL ran all the factories well, but FCIL could not bear the recession of the 90s. Fertilizer factories started running in losses. However, there is another story behind this that ammonia was leaked in the factory. Some people had died in it, after which the factories had to be closed. In November 1992, under ‘The Sick Industrial Companies Act of 1985’ (SICA), the fertilizer factories were declared inactive. The Government of India (Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction) took over the assets of the company.

After the shortage of urea, the exercise to start the factory

In the year 2002, the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee completely closed these fertilizer factories. The government released the employees working in it. In the year 2007, when there was a shortage of urea in the domestic market, the then UPA government tried to start these factories again. In 2008, the Manmohan Singh government launched the Invest Urea campaign, in October 2008, Manmohan Singh formed a committee of secretary level officers, the committee was given the task to prepare a blueprint for restarting all factories.

In 2011, the committee submitted its report to the government. On 4 August 2011, the Union Cabinet selected some public sector companies to restart all factories, including companies like GAIL, SAIL, CIL. The Manmohan Singh government decided to conduct private bidding to restart the Gorakhpur and Korba units.

Foundation stone laid in 2016

On 9 June 2013, the Manmohan Singh cabinet waived the loan and interest of the Fertilizer Corporation of India. On 27 June 2013, the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction of the Ministry of Finance released the assets of the company. As soon as he came out of BFIR, the exercise of restarting the Gorakhpur factory intensified.

In 2014, the central government changed and Narendra Modi came to power. During this, Yogi Adityanath remained the MP of Gorakhpur. Yogi raised this issue many times as an MP. On 22 July 2016, Prime Minister Modi raised the fleet to restart this factory. On this day the PM laid the foundation stone of the fertilizer factory and today i.e. on 7th December, the Prime Minister inaugurated the factory.

IFFCO Plants Already Existed

Till now Indian Farmer Fertilizer Cooperative ie IFFCO’s plants are already present in UP. Urea is made in Phulpur in Prayagraj and Amla in Bareilly. But now the name of Gorakhpur has been added again in this list. The opening of the fertilizer factory will not only benefit the farmers, but thousands of people will also get employment opportunities. In UP, BJP is cashing in on the election campaign by claiming these development works as its own. Not only this, soon Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stone of Ganga Expressway.

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