Upbeat about the encouraging results of the field trials of Nano Fertilizers in various parts of the country, IFFCO now is planning to set up a Nano Fertilizer plant at its mother unit in Kalol in Gujarat in May.
IFFCO’s Vice-Chairman DileepbhaiSanghani met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday at his Delhi’s residence and urged him to lay the foundation stone of Nano Fertilizer Plant in IFFCO’s mother plant in Kalol in Gujarat.
Sharing the news with Indian Cooperative Sanghani said, “Today I met Union Home Minister DileepbhaiSanghani at his residence and invited him to lay the foundation stone of Nano Fertilizer Plant in Kalol in May. He assured to become a part of the event. The meeting lasted 30 minutes where different issues related to cooperatives were also discussed”
IFFCO’s field trials on nano fertilizers are showing encouraging results from various parts of the country. “The field trails are going on in almost all the states and in several union territories.
Presently, the field trails are in progress on farms of over 11,000 farmers, said IFFCO’s Marketing Director Yogendra Kumar, who has of let been touring in remote areas connecting with farmers.
The nano products have been researched and developed indigenously at the IFFCO Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC) in the Kalol Unit. Recently, IFFCO launched another Nano lab in its Aonla unit.
It is being said that these nanostructured formulations will reduce the requirement of conventional nitrogen chemical fertilizers by 50%, will deliver nutrition to the plant in an environmentally sustainable manner and be available to the farmers at reduced costs.
Experts believe using nano technology-based products will certainly help reduce expenditure on pesticides and fertilizers as well as help in maintaining soil health and improving the quality of agriculture products.
Readers would recall that in 2018, with the intention of reducing the use of chemicals in farming and doubling the income of farmers by increasing production and reducing expenditure, IFFCO has inaugurated ‘IFFCO Tarafdar Nano Lab’ at Kalol plant in Gujarat.