Nangal is situated at a distance of 100 kms from Chandigarh – the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It has a township at a stone’s throw from a fertilizer unit often referred to as Nangal Unit of National Fertilizers Limited. Places of religious importance like Shri Anandpur Sahib, Mata Naina Devi Shrine, Shri Bhabour Sahib lie within 20 kms radius of Naya Nangal. Places of tourist attraction like Manali and Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh can also be visited en-route a trip to Naya Nangal. A rail head connection to ‘Nangal Dam’ station is on the electrified track with two daily trains to national capital Delhi.
Soon after independence of our country the need to develop the infrastructure in the country was hard felt. As a result of the motivation by the policy makers of the nation at that time, sites and locations were shortlisted on priority basis for hydro projects, core sector industry, research and development, defence establishments etc.
In an endeavour towards this, a small village nestled in the midst of Shivalik Hills on the banks of the river Sutlej was considered to be an ideal location for a Hydro power project. This idea mooted by a foreigner and proposed to the then Prime Minister gave birth to Bhakra Dam – often referred to as one of the ‘temples of modern India’.
The artificial lake created upstream of the dam christened ‘Gobind Sagar’ is still considered as the biggest man-made lake in the world. With the coming up of Bhakra Dam and surplus power available from the hydel project, Govt. of India decided to set up Fertilizer Factory at Naya Nangal, which went on stream in 1961.
About NFL Plant
Consequent upon the reorganization of FCI group of plants, Nangal Plant was transferred to NFL & subsequently expansion plant of Nangal Unit was commissioned with an installed capacity of 3.30 LMT. Further in order to sustain and enhance the company’s growth, NFL successfully revamped Urea Plant of the Nangal Unit & Commercial Production was commissioned after revamp w.e.f. 1st Feb 2001 thus enhances the Annual installed Capacity from 3.30 LMT to 4.785 LMT . As per guidelines of GOI, in order to reduce subsidy burden & Carbon footprint, NFL revamped the Nangal Unit on LSTK basis for changeover of Feedstock from LSHS/FO to Natural Gas and commercial production on Gas was commenced during April 2013.