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Place in news: Namrup

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  • January 22, 2021
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Place in news: Namrup

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy Resources; Infrastructure

In news 

  • Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers recently chaired a meeting on upcoming 12.7 lakh MMTPA capacity urea plant at Namrup. 
  • The Namrup-IV unit is important for ensuring local development and creating job opportunities.

Important value additions

  • Namrup is a small town situated close to the foothills of the great Patkai Mountain Range (Purvanchal Range connecting to Myanmar) in the extreme south-eastern part of Assam.
  • The river Dihing or Disang flows through it.
  • Namrup today is an important industrial town of Assam.
  • Namrup is the first place in India where a natural gas based fertilizer factory was established – It made use of natural gas, water (in the form of steam) and Nitrogen (from air) to produce urea.

Patkai Mountain Range 

  • The Pat-kai or Patkai Bum are the hills on India’s north-eastern border with Burma or Myanmar. 
  • They were created by the same tectonic processes that created the Himalayas in the Mesozoic.
  • The Patkai hill range are not as rugged as the Himalayas and the peaks are much lower. 
  • Features of the range include conical peaks, steep slopes and deep valleys.
  • Three mountain ranges come under the Patkai. 
  • The Patkai-Bum, the Garo-Khasi-Jaintia, and the Lushai Hills – highest point Phawngpui Tlang, also known as ‘Blue Mountain’.

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