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Nano Urea to be Inexpensive from March; Farmers to Benefit
New Delhi. Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) will initiate production of new Nano technology-based nitrogen fertiliser in March of next year. The production of which will replace urea sacks with Nano bottles in the market.
The price of one bottle of Nano Urea will be around INR 240, which is 10% less than a bag of traditional urea. Uday Shankar Awasthi, Managing Director of the company, said that nitrogen-based fertilisers would be produced at the Kalol factory in Ahmedabad. It is going to be entirely under Make in India. The company plans to produce 25 million bottles per year. Awasthi said that 500 ml bottle of nano urea would be equivalent to 45 kg of urea.
The use of urea from this new product would reduce consumption in the country by 50% and increase crop production.
The country currently consumes 30 million tonnes of urea, which is used more by farmers. The use of new fertilisers would reduce the expenditure. Currently, 100 kg of urea per acre is required. In the new case, one bottle of nano fertiliser or one bag of urea is required per acre. IFFCO is experimenting at 11,000 locations in the country with the aid of the Indian Agricultural Research Council.
Source: Krishi Jagran, 4 December 2019
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