Fertilizer City

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Fertilizer City
Neighbourhood
Fertilizer City is located in Telangana
Fertilizer City
Fertilizer City
Fertilizer City is located in India
Fertilizer City
Fertilizer City
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°45′07″N 79°30′48″E / 18.7519°N 79.5133°E / 18.7519; 79.5133Coordinates: 18°45′07″N 79°30′48″E / 18.7519°N 79.5133°E / 18.7519; 79.5133
Country India
State Telangana
District Peddapalli
Government
 • Body Ramagundam Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code +91-
Vehicle registration TS

Fertilizer City is a neighbourhood of Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of the Indian state of Telangana.[1] It is a gated township in Ramagundam.

History[edit]

Township was built in late 1970's for the employees of Ramagundam unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India. Production was stopped from 1 April 1999 as a result of Government of India's policy and majority of employees were released on Voluntary Separation Scheme (VSS) by 2002-03. Presently very few are on the payroll of Corporation to look after safety and security of properties and discharge statutory obligations of the Company.

Ramagundam unit was unique in terms of Urea and Ammonia production wherein coal gasification methodology was used – FCI Ramagundam (simultaneously with FCI Talcher) was the first fertilizer plant in India to use coal gasification technology besides being world's biggest coal gasification based fertilizer unit.

Transport[edit]

TSRTC Godavarikhani depot operates bus services from the township to various destinations.

Current status[edit]

On 14th Jan 2015 NDA government assigned a joint venture (NFL+EIL) to revive the plant. The new joint venture has been named as "Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd/RFCL".[2]

It has been announced that a new gas-based mega fertilizer unit with an estimated cost of INR 5000 crores will be established at Ramagundam – a consortium of PSU's (National Fertilizers Ltd., Engineers India Ltd. and FCI) has been entrusted the responsibility to implement the same. It is reported that the zero date (as of now) has been fixed to be somewhere in 2017 end of the year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fertilizer City, Godavarikhani Locality". www.onefivenine.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "NFL, EIL and FCIL signed agreement to form Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd". Jagranjosh.com. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 

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