Urea factory sought for Tumakuru

Set up unit on Tumakuru-Sira corridor, says ex-MP

Former MP G S Basavaraj on Monday urged the Union government to establish the proposed neem coated urea fertiliser factory in the Tumakuru-Sira corridor.

Addressing a press conference here, Basavaraj said an appeal has been made to Union Fertilisers Minister H N Ananth Kumar to establish the factory. The minister had earlier stated that the factory would be established at a cost of Rs 6,000 crore. If necessary land is available near Dabhol-Bidadi Natural Gas Pipeline route.

An appeal has been made to the minister in this background, he added.
Dabhol-Bidadi Natural Gas Pipeline route is near Tumakuru-Sira highway. Tumakuru-Sira-Davangere new railway route, Chennai and New Mangalore Port and Bengaluru City are near this highway, he added.

“Urea fertiliser, manufactured at other places, is being supplied here. The factory, proposed to be established here, will coat neem to that fertiliser. It will create demand for local neem seeds. It will help those who collect neem seeds and sell them,” he said.
The factory, if established here, will provide jobs to 3,000 people, he said.

Mega solar park
Basavaraj said National Institute of Solar Energy, a Union government agency, should set up a mega solar park in the district on the lines of the one set up  over 200 acres of land in Gurgaon.

An appeal has been made to Union Energy Minister Piyush Goel to establish the park in Madhugiri, Pavagad, Koratagere or wherever the land is available in the district, he added.

He appealed to the State government to evince interest to get these two huge projects to the State. Further, an appeal has been made to the government through District In-charge Minister T B Jayachandra, he said.

Development Revolution Forum convener Kundaranahalli Ramesh was present in the press conference.

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