Cooperative main IFFCO, which has developed nano-urea, has sought permission from the Department of Fertilisers for the export of this nutrient in liquid kind from its facility at Kalol in Gujarat, Parliament was knowledgeable on Friday.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated the nano-fertiliser holds nice promise for utility in plant nourishment due to the size-dependent qualities, excessive surface-volume ratio, and distinctive properties.
Nano-fertilisers releases plant vitamins in a managed method contributing to larger nutrient use effectivity, he added.
‘IFFCO has sought permission from the Department of Fertilizers for export of nano urea (liquid) manufactured from its nano fertilizer plant facility arrange at Kalol, Gujarat,’ Mandaviya stated.
National Fertilizers Ltd (NFL) and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) for the expertise switch for manufacturing of nano urea, he stated.
Mandaviya stated the experimental trials of nano nitrogen undertaken throughout Rabi/Zaid 2019-20 by way of National Agriculture Research System (NARS) at 7 ICAR analysis institute/state agricultural Universities on totally different crops have been discovered agronomically appropriate indicating that nano nitrogen can improve farmer’s crop yields beside nitrogen saving to the extent of fifty per cent.
The crops on which experiments have been undertaken embrace paddy, wheat, mustard, maize, tomato, cabbage, cucumber, capsicum and onion.
In late May this 12 months, IFFCO launched the world’s first ‘Nano Urea’ for farmers. The indigenously developed ‘Nano Urea’ is in liquid kind and is priced at Rs 240 per 500 ml bottle, which is 10 per cent cheaper than the price of a bag of standard urea, IFFCO had stated in an announcement.