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Namrup Replacement Thermal Power Plant to be commissioned by May-end 2020

The commissioning of the plant will augment generation capacity by up to 127 MW

Namrup Replacement Thermal Power Plant, Assam, Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Assam Petro-Chemicals, Dibrugarh

The Assam Power Generation Corporation (APGCL) will commission the Namrup Replacement Thermal Power Plant (NRPP) at Namrup in Dibrugarh district by the end of May 2020.

The commissioning of the plant will augment generation capacity of Namrup Thermal Power Station up to 127 MW.

The foundation stone for the project was laid almost 10 years back and its progress was very slow in initial years. Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) is executing the project.

Work on Assam Petro-Chemicals’ (APCL) 500 tpd Methanol and 200 tpd Formaldehyde plant of APCL at Namrup is underway. The project will be commissioned by December 2020 which will substantially increase its revenue.

Apart from this, the Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation’s third unit is operational now and for revamping the second unit and augmenting production capacity of the third unit, necessary steps are being taken by the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. Also, the state government is in close touch with the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers so that the fourth unit can be made operational.

A total of 764 industries have been permitted to reopen amid lockdown in the state.  Also, 25,991 workers have been engaged in these industrial units, that is an average of 35 workers in each industry.

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