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PM to inaugurate World's first Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant in Gujarat

Published on - May 28, 2022

Source: The Hindu

Context:

PM will inaugurate World's first Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant constructed at Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) at Kalol.

About

Nano Urea:

Nano Urea (Liquid) is a source of nitrogen which is a major essential nutrient required for the proper growth and development of a plant.

This fertiliser is applied on leaves as against in soil in the case of conventional Urea.

Nano urea is an indigenous product developed through proprietary technology at the Nano Biotechnology Research Center (NBRC) of IFFCO, located in Kalol, Gujarat.  

World’s first Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant:

The Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant has been built at the cost of around 175 crore rupees.

It will further provide farmers the means to boost productivity and help increase their income.

The ultramodern Nano Fertilizer Plant has been established keeping in mind the increase in crop yield through the use of Nano Urea.

The Plant will produce about 1.5 lakh bottles of 500 ml per day.

Benefits of Nano urea:

  • IFFCO claims that nano urea is a sustainable solution for nutrition of crops.
  • It will encourage balanced soil nutrition by cutting off the excessive use of traditional urea and making plants healthier, stronger, and safeguarding them from the effect of lodging.
  • Nano urea is a great alternative to traditional urea.
  • It can cut down urea requirement by a whopping 50%.
  • A 500 ml bottle of nano urea features 40,000 ppm (parts per million) of Nitrogen.
  • This is equivalent to the nitrogen provided by one whole bag of traditional urea.
  • This new urea comes packed in bottle.
  • This will cut down logistics and warehousing cost
  • Nano urea promises to decrease pollution of soil, water, and air, at the same time, address the issue of global warming.
  • The efficacy test conducted by IFFCO revealed an average 8% increase in yield of crops.