Coromandel International inaugurates an advanced nano fertiliser plant in Kakinada, AP

Coromandel International inaugurates an advanced nano fertiliser plant in Kakinada, AP

Kakinada, AP: Coromandel International, one of India’s leading agriculture solutions providers, unveiled a state-of-the-art nano fertiliser plant at its Kakinada complex in Andhra Pradesh on June 9, 2024. The plant’s inauguration was led by Sankarasubramanian S, Executive Director of the Nutrient Business, in the presence of senior leadership and key channel partners from across India.

The Kakinada unit of Coromandel produces a wide range of NPK fertilisers, with an annual capacity of 2 million metric tonnes, serving the farming community throughout India. The new nano fertiliser facility marks Coromandel’s entry into next-generation fertilisers, which have the potential to revolutionise Indian agriculture.

“Designed with energy-efficient technologies, the new nano fertiliser plant features a fully automated production line, including a robotic arm for bottling operations. It has the capacity to produce 10 million bottles of nano fertilisers annually and can scale up for higher volumes, producing a variety of nano fertilisers,” the company said.

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“Coromandel has developed nano fertilisers such as Nano DAP and Nano Urea through its in-house research and development centre at the IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy. These nano-sized fertiliser particles ensure optimal nutrient delivery and absorption by plants, potentially replacing conventional fertilisers and increasing crop yield,” the agriculture company said.

“The company markets its nano fertilisers under the brand names ‘Gromor Nano DAP’ and ‘Gromor Nano Urea’. These fertilisers have received positive feedback across different regions and crop segments. In response to this encouraging reception, Coromandel has established a comprehensive, state-of-the-art nano fertiliser facility at Kakinada to meet nationwide demand. The company has also conducted extensive farmer field trials to establish product efficacy,” Coromandel informed.

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Coromandel International has also set up a Nano Technology Center in Coimbatore to focus on nano applications in agriculture and ensure its product range’s quality. During the launch event, the company honoured its key channel partners from across the country who have been instrumental in making Nano DAP accessible to farmers.

Speaking at the occasion, Sankarasubramanian S, said, “Coromandel’s nano fertiliser plant at Kakinada exemplifies our commitment to boosting nutrient efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing the economic viability of farming in India. The government’s push for Nano DAP marks a new era in Indian agriculture, where technology and sustainability converge. This innovative solution aligns with our goals of enhancing agricultural productivity and farm sustainability. We believe that nano fertilisers will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Indian agriculture.”

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