Nagarjuna Agrichem Limited, a Hyderabad-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of pesticide technicals, formulations and fine chemicals, has resumed operations at its agrichemical factory in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh effective November 26.
At least 18 workers were injured in a major blast at the company’s Srikakulam plant in July 2012. The blast reportedly took place when workers were testing a new chemical in the reactor, which has a 10,000-litre capacity.
The operations were resumed as per the terms of the statutory approvals and permissions accorded for the manufacture of a few products in some of the blocks. Necessary police protection has been extended to prevent any untoward incident, the company said in a filing to the BSE on Thursday.
“The company will be resuming operations in the other blocks, other than in the affected block, and in other products as soon as their approvals are received,” it said.