JAMMU, Jan 21: IFFCO organized a flag off ceremony of IFFCO Nano Urea publicity van for Jammu Division, at Directorate of Agriculture, Jammu.
Director Agriculture & FW and Controller of Fertilizer J&K, K K Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. He flagged off the Nano Urea publicity van. The ceremony was also attended by Joginder Paul, SMM J&K. The programme was organized by Vivek Verma, Field officer, Jammu division. All the officials from Agriculture Directorate were present at the ceremony.
IFFCO Nano Urea (liquid) has been developed by scientists of IFFCO at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC) Kalol, Gujarat after years of rigorous research. It has been tested on more than 90 crops across 11,000 locations in collaboration with ICAR- KVKS, Research Institutes, State Agriculture Universities and progressive farmers of India.
Speaking on the occasion, K K Sharma informed that on the basis of successful trials, IFFCO Nano Urea has been included in FCO, 1985 by Government of India. He said, “Application of 1 bottle of Nano Urea can effectively replace at least 1 bag of Conventional Urea thereby decreasing the requirement of Conventional Urea by 50% or more. Nano Urea (Liquid) is a unique source of nitrogen. Majority of Indian soils are found deficient in available nitrogen. To meet crop nitrogen requirement, Nano Urea offers 85 to 90% efficiency as compared to 30% in conventional urea.”
Joginder Paul said that Nano Urea (Liquid) has emerged as a novel fertilizer for targeted and precise application of nitrogen. “It can be easily transported and will prove to be boon, especially for the farmers of hilly states like J&K, where transportation cost of bulk fertilizers is very high. Further, it will save the nation’s crores of rupees on account of fertilizer subsidy. Moreover, IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid enhances farmers’ income by 8 to 10% with increase in crop productivity and reduction in input cost resulting,” he added.