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GAIL evaluating Business opportunities in Fertilizer Manufacturing: Lakshmi

GAIL evaluating Business opportunities in Fertilizer Manufacturing: P. Lakshmi

The Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today thatGAIL (India) LtdBSE 2.47 % is evaluating the opportunities to enter into the business of fertilizer manufacturing.

The Minister added that GAIL is exploring the possibility of supply of Ammonia Synthesis Gas ( ASG) through coal gasification for production of fertilizer inFCIL, Talcher.

In response to another question about Government's plan to bring Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal within gas map of India, Smt Lakshmi informed that GAIL (India) Ltd has been authorized to lay Jagdishpur-Haldia natural gas pipeline (JHPL) and Surat-Paradip natural gas pipeline. These pipelines will pass through the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha, she added.