Urea plant at Namrup:
Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers chaired a meeting on the upcoming 12.7 lakh MMTPA capacity urea plant at Namrup. The Namrup-IV unit is important for ensuring local development and creating job opportunities.
- Namrup is a small town situated close to the foothills of the great Patkai Mountain Range (Purvanchal Range connecting to Myanmar) in the extreme south-eastern part of Assam.
- The river Dihing or Disang flows through it.
- Administratively Namrup is located within the Dibrugarh district and is today an important industrial town of Assam.
- Namrup is the first place in India where a natural gas-based fertilizer factory was established – It made use of natural gas, water (in the form of steam), and Nitrogen (from the air) to produce urea.