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Bathinda district in Punjab is one of the oldest and ninth largest district of Punjab situated in the heart of Malwa region. It is said that Bhatinda was build by rulers of Punjab 'Bhatti Rao' in 6th century AD and then the city was called by the name of 'Bhatti Vinda' after their surname and now it is called as Bathinda. The district has three sub divisions - Bathinda, Rampura Phul, and Talwandi Sabo. Bathinda is also known as "The city of Lakes" for its five artificial lakes in the city. The district is bounded by Sirsa and Fatehabad of Haryana State in the South, Sangrur and Mansa district in the East, Faridkot in the North and Muktsar on the West. Bathinda is well known for cotton and agricultural production, also boasting a rapid development in industrialisation with thermal power plants Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant, Fertilizer Unit National Fertilizers Limited and a large oil refinery and these give boost to the city's economic growth. Bathinda railway station is one of the biggest rail junctions in India. The Sirhind canal from which the minor branch canal, Bathinda branch and Kotla branch canal take off solves the irrigation purpose of Bathinda District. The neighbouring districts of Bathinda are Ludhiana (136km), Faridkot (63km), Chandigarh (210km), Ferozpur (103km) and Delhi (370km).
This city offers many destinations for pilgrimage and tours. There is a Gurudwara situated in the centre of the Lakhi jungle. Other places tourists might visit are the Zoological Garden, which is at a distance of 6 km from the city centre, Dhobhi Bazaar, Chetak Park and the Ma-zaar of Peer Haji Rattan, which is a very popular pilgrimage spot.
Qila Mubarak or the Bhatinda Fort is the place where Empress Razia Sultana was held captive and is also connected with Guru Gobind Singhji. Tourists can visit this tall structure made of small bricks. Other places to see in Bathinda are Rose Garden, Maiser Khana Temple, which is located 29 km from Bathinda and Damdama Sahib. Bahia Fort is another place where travellers can go, which was made around the 1930s and now a heritage hotel.
Bathinda is known for its contribution in the agricultural market, cotton, handloom weaving and thermal power plants. Bathinda is famous for having one of the largest railway junctions in India and one of the biggest cotton and food-grain markets in India. The Sarovars or tanks are also popular sites for picnics.
About NFL Plant
Bathinda unit of NFL was commissioned on 1st Oct 1979 based on gasification technology of Feed Stock on LSHS /Fuel Oil with the annual installed capacity of 511500 MT of Urea. Subsequently as per guidelines of GOI, in order to reduce subsidy burden & Carbon footprint, NFL revamped the Bathinda Unit on LSTK basis for changeover of Feedstock from LSHS/FO to Natural Gas and commercial production on Gas was commenced during Jan 2013.
SALIENT FEATURES OF BATHINDA UNIT
|Initial Commencement of Production:
||October 1, 1979
|Commencement of Production on Gas after Revamp:
||March 11, 2013
||HTAS Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) Technology
||Mitsu Toastsu total Recycle C Improved
||Coal , LNG/ RLNG, Power, Water
|Captive Power Plant:
||2 x 15 MW