IFFCO launches world’s first Nano Urea Liquid
IFFCO has introduced the world’s first Nano Urea Liquid for farmers across the world. The Nano Urea Liquid has been indigenously developed by IFFCO’s scientists and engineers through a proprietary technology developed at the Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol. The production of the Nano Urea Liquid will commence by June 2021.
New Delhi, 31 May 2021
The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) introduced the world’s first Nano Urea Liquid for farmers across the world in the presence of its RGB members in its 50th annual general body meeting held in an online-offline mode in India. The Nano Urea Liquid has been indigenously developed after many years of dedicated and sincere research of IFFCO’s scientists and engineers through a proprietary technology developed at the Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol. The new product is a meaningful step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) and Atmanirbhar Krishi (self-reliant agriculture). This information was shared in an IFFCO press release.
IFFCO says that the production of its Nano Urea Liquid will commence by June 2021. The commercial rollout will start soon thereafter. IFFCO has priced Nano Urea at ₹ 240 per 500 ml bottle for the farmers, which is 10% cheaper than the cost of a bag of conventional urea.
The IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid has been found effective and efficient for plant nutrition. It increases the production with improved nutritional quality, says IFFCO. It will also have a huge positive impact on the quality of underground water and lead to a very significant reduction in global warming with an impact on climate change and sustainable development.
The translation of Nano Urea Liquid for farmers’ use will boost a balanced nutrition programme by reducing the excessive use of urea in the soil. An excess of urea causes environmental pollution, harms soil health, and makes plants more susceptible to disease and insect infestation. It also leads to delayed maturity of the crop and production loss. Nano Urea Liquid, on the other hand, makes the crops stronger and healthy and protects them from the lodging effect.
IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid is easy on the farmers’ pockets and will be effective in increasing their income. A 500 ml bottle of IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid will replace at least one bag of conventional urea. Hence, it will reduce the input cost for the farmers. Due to its small size, a Nano Urea Liquid bottle can be kept in the pocket and will significantly bring down the cost of logistics and warehousing also.
According to the press release, IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid is now included in Fertiliser Control Order (FCO, 1985) on the basis of multi-location and multi-crop trials undertaken under the National Agriculture Research System (NARS) at 20 ICAR research institutes, State Agriculture Universities and KVKs on 43 crops. To test its efficacy, around 11,000 farmer field trials (FFTs) were undertaken on more than 94 crops across India. In the recent countrywide trials, an average of 8% increase in yield has been witnessed.
The IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid has been developed to replace conventional urea, the requirement of which it can curtail by at least 50%. It contains 40,000 ppm of nitrogen in a 500 ml bottle, which is equivalent to the impact of the nitrogen nutrient provided by one bag of conventional urea.
IFFCO has planned a massive countrywide campaign exercise to train the farmers about its usage and application through demonstration. It will be primarily available to farmers through its cooperative sales and marketing channel apart from its sale on IFFCO’s e-commerce platform www.iffcobazar.in.