New Delhi: The union petroleum & natural gas minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, has directed that the Talcher Fertilizer Plant be made operational soon.

Pradha, reviewed the progress of the plant work with the officials of petroleum & gas ministry, fertilizer ministry and Talcher Fertilizer Plant officials, here on Tuesday.

He said that the Talcher Plant, which is going to produce fertilizer from coal-to-gas feed stock, would reduce the dependence of the country on imported gas and fertilizer.