IFFCO launches fertilizers based on nanotechnology for field trials

New Delhi, November 3 () Important Fertilizer IFFCO presented its products based on 'nano-technology' on Sunday - nano nitrogen, nano zinc and nano copper - for field trials as part of its efforts to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and boost farmers' incomes

These organic products have been introduced for the first time in India and have the potential to reduce the use of conventional chemical fertilizers by 50 percent in addition to increasing crop production by 15-30 percent, IFFCO said in a statement.

These nano products were launched at an event held at their unit in Kalol, Gujarat, by the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers of the Union, Sadananda Gowda.

Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State of the Union for Maritime Transport (Independent Cargo) and Chemicals and Fertilizers; Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture of the Union; and Nitin Patel, Senior Vice Minister, Gujarat, were also present at the event.

IFFCO also invited progressive farmers (34 in total) from each and every state in India, including award-winning Padma Shri farmers, for the event in order to introduce them to the new nano products and begin simultaneous field trials. of these products throughout India.

These products have been researched and developed locally at the IFFCO Nano Biotechnology Research Center (NBRC) in the Kalol Unit.

These nanostructured formulations effectively deliver nutrients to plants.

In listing other benefits, IFFCO said that these nano products help reduce the requirement of conventional chemical fertilizers by 50 percent, increase crop production by 15-30 percent, improve soil health and reduce gas emissions Greenhouse

This step will certainly complement the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji to double the farmer's income by 2022, Gowda said.

IFFCO managing director, U S Awasthi, said: In the first phase of the launch, these products will be tested on farms under controlled conditions with the support of ICAR/KVK.

Nano-nitrogen, which develops as an alternative to urea, has the potential to reduce the urea requirement by 50 percent.

Only 10 g of nano-zinc would be enough for one hectare of land and reduce the requirement of NPK fertilizers by 50 percent.

The nanocobre provides nutrition and protection to the plant. It increases the immunity of plants against harmful pathogens and helps increase the activity of plant growth hormone and improves the growth and overall development of plants, said Awasthi.

After the introduction of the initial range of nanoproducts, IFFCO intends to introduce newer products in its range of nanoproducts.

In addition to individual nutrients, your NBRC laboratory is also in the process of developing various combinations of nutrients in the future. Founded in 1967, IFFCO is a merger of more than 35,000 cooperatives. It has five fertilizer plants in India and is also engaged in general insurance, food processing and organic food businesses. MJH MKJ