MoS Fertilizers takes stock of IFFCO’s nano urea plant in Kalol
Ahmedabad: Minister of State for Fertilisers Mansukh L Mandaviya on Saturday visited the Kalol plant of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) to take stock of the production progress of “nano urea”.
IFFCO introduced the world’s first “nano urea” in liquid form on May 31 and commenced production this month, based on patented technology the firm developed at its Nano Biotechnology Research Centre. IFFCO has priced the liquid urea at Rs240 per bottle--10% cheaper than a bag of conventional urea.
“Took stock of the production progress of nano urea at the state-of-the-art IFFCO Plant in Kalol, Gujarat. Also flagged off a consignment of ‘nano urea’,” Mandaviya tweeted.
The eco-friendly nano urea will ensure economic savings and higher yield for the farmers, he added. The use of nano urea by farmers will not only improve soil health and crop productivity but will also reduce the use of chemical fertilisers, IFFCO officials said in a statement.
The nano urea plant at Kalol has production capacity of 1.5 lakh bottles per day.
Besides Kalol, IFFCO plans to construct nano urea plants at its Aonla and Phulpur facilities in Uttar Pradesh in Phase-I by end of this fiscal.
In Phase-II, four more plants will be commissioned by 2022-23, producing another 18 crore bottles. “Farmers can easily use nano urea.
One 500ml bottle of nano urea is sufficient for spraying an acre of land twice. Now, instead of carrying a 45kg bag of urea on their shoulder, farmers can easily use a 500ml bottle of IFFCO nano urea,” the statement added.