No plan to set up fertiliser plant in Iran, says DV Sadananda Gowda; adds that India is working to revive 5 defunct chemical industries

India has no plans to set up a fertiliser plant in Iran or import products from that country, DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday.

Press Trust of India July 23, 2019 15:55:07 IST
No plan to set up fertiliser plant in Iran, says DV Sadananda Gowda; adds that India is working to revive 5 defunct chemical industries
  • India has no plans to set up a fertiliser plant in Iran or import products from that country and is working to make itself self-sufficient with the revival of five defunct chemical industries, DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday

  • Gowda also said in Lok Sabha that currently India meets 75 per cent of its fertilisers demands and imports the rest 25 per cent from various countries

  • The minister said the government was working for revival of five defunct fertiliser plants located at Barauni, Gorakhpur, Sindri, Talcher and Ramagundam

New Delhi: India has no plans to set up a fertiliser plant in Iran or import products from that country and is working to make itself self-sufficient with the revival of five defunct chemical industries, Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday.

No plan to set up fertiliser plant in Iran says DV Sadananda Gowda adds that India is working to revive 5 defunct chemical industries

File image of DV Sadananda Gowda. PTI

Gowda also said in Lok Sabha that currently India meets 75 per cent of its fertilisers demands and imports the rest 25 per cent from various countries.

"Due to various reasons, at present we have no such plans", he said during Question Hour when BJP MP Kapil Moreshwar Patil asked what is the status of government's plans to set up a fertilisers plant in Iran and importing fertilisers from that country.

The minister said the government was working for revival of five defunct fertiliser plants located at Barauni, Gorakhpur, Sindri, Talcher and Ramagundam. "When these five plants will be fully operational, India will be self-sufficient in fertiliser production", he said.

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