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

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.

Updated Date: Jul 23, 2019 16:11:53 IST