Talcher Fertilizers Ltd planned to develop India Talcher Fertilizer Plant Project, in Angul, Odisha, India. The project covered the construction of a fertilizer plant with a capacity of 2200 t/d ammonia, 3850 t/d urea, 100 t/d sulphur flakes, 2380000 cu.m/d synthesis gas. The project would adopt Coal Gasification for production of Ammonia/Urea. Pollutants like Carbon Dioxide would be recycled for production of Urea and other by-products like Sulphur would be recovered and are marketed. Further, ash would be converted to inert slag which would be essentially non-hazardous. Wuhuan Engineering Co Ltd was the general construction contractor for coal gasification and ammonia/urea package. Stamicarbon was one design consultant of the project for delivering the process design package for the melt and prilling plant. The FCIL owned fertilizer plant at Talcher commenced production in 1980 before it ceased 19 years later in March 1999. The Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers closed all operations of the unit in June 2002. Though the Union Cabinet decided to revive the shut unit on August 30, 2008. In a first-of-its-kind in the country, the coal gasification-based ammonia-urea project would help reduce pollutants made by traditional production way, and translate into reduced import bill of liquefied natural gas (LNG). During the construction period, the plant was expected to employ around 10,000 people and provide direct and indirect employment opportunities to 4,000 once it becomes operational.