“World’s first” Nano DAP Liquid Fertiliser by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) was launched today by Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation, Amit Shah at IFFCO Sadan, New Delhi in an effort to provide farmers the means to boost productivity and help increase their income. The minister dedicated the Nano DAP Liquid Fertiliser to the service of the nation at a ceremony held at IFFCO, New Delhi which was watched online by millions of farmers, and member cooperative societies throughout India and abroad.
“IFFCO has set up manufacturing facilities for the production of Nano DAP fertilisers at Kalol, Kandla in Gujarat and Paradeep in Orissa. Production at Kalol plant has already started and this year five crore bottles of Nano DAP Liquid equivalent to 25 lakh tonnes of DAP will be produced. It is expected that by FY 2025-26, 18 crore bottles of Nano DAP will be produced through IFFCO’s three Nano DAP plants,” IFFCO said.
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“Nano DAP Liquid is an efficient source of nitrogen and phosphorus and helps in overcoming the nitrogen and phosphorus deficiencies in plants. The Nano Di-ammonium Phosphate (DAP) liquid fertiliser has been notified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under the Fertilizer Control Order on March 2, 2023, and a gazette notification was issued allowing IFFCO to produce Nano DAP liquid in India. It is biologically safe and eco-friendly, fit for residue-free green farming,” the cooperative society informed.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit Shah said, “Successful cooperative societies coming out of their framework for research and foraying into new fields have made it a source of inspiration for all cooperative societies today. IFFCO’s product launch of Nano DAP (Liquid) is a significant beginning to make India self-reliant in the field of fertilisers. As the health of crores of Indians is being threatened due to chemical fertiliser-laden land today, IFFCO Nano DAP (Liquid) will increase both the quality and quantity of production and also of life and make a huge contribution to increasing farmer’s income and land conservation.”
“The total fertiliser production in the country has been 384 lakh metric tonnes. In this, cooperative societies have produced 132 lakh metric tonnes. Out of 132 lakh metric tonnes of fertilisers, IFFCO alone has produced 90 lakh metric tonnes. Our cooperative societies like IFFCO, KRIBHCO have a huge contribution to India’s self-reliance”, Shah added.
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Dileep Sanghani, Chairman, IFFCO said “Nano DAP Liquid has been made in line with PM Modi’s vision of Sahkar se Samriddhi and Atmanirbhar Bharat with the aim of increasing farmer’s income and providing them with a better future.”
Dr. US Awasthi, MD IFFCO said, “Nano DAP liquid has been found to be very effective in enhancing the nutritional quality and productivity of crops and has a huge positive impact on the environment thus resulting in a significant reduction in global warming.” He further informed that IFFCO has been continuously working on highly innovative new-age farming technologies and practices for the betterment of the farmers.
Welcoming the development, Anoop Upadhyay, Director & Co-founder IoTechWorld Avigation, manufacturer of India’s type-certified (TC) agricultural drones, said, “In the last fortnight, there have been two major developments – firstly, the release of SoPs for spraying pesticides through drones and now the launch of Nano DAP. Both of these augur well for the agri-drone sector. The last year has been phenomenal for the sector and we expect multifold growth in the agri-drone sector over the next few years.”