Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that the government’s expert committee has given approval to Nano DAP and it would also come to replace DAP shortly. He added that Nano DAP will immensely benefit our farmers and it will be available at half the cost of DAP. The minister was speaking while inaugurating the IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid plants at Aonla and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.
Dr Mandaviya also said that it is an alternate fertiliser. We for the years used urea and DAP to increase productivity. When we use urea, only 35 per cent of Nitrogen (Urea) gets used by the crop and the unused affects the soil. Today, the productivity of the soil is declining and crop production is saturated, so it was essential to go to alternate fertilisers.
Addressing the event, Dr Mandaviya said that today is an important day because nano urea plants have been dedicated to the nation. He said that nano urea, in the coming times will ensure the progress of the farmers, and increase their income. In this way, it will change the future of our farmers.
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Union Minister highlighted the benefits of nano urea stating that it is the best green technology and provides a solution to pollution. It saves the soil and also increases productivity and hence is the best for the farmers.
Dr Mandaviya also underlined the efforts of the government in making nano urea available to the farmers. He also pointed out the challenges in bringing nano urea ranging from getting approvals from various departments and convincing the farmers to tackle the conventional urea lobby.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts for the upliftment of farmers, Union Minister said that our Prime Minister has always worked towards increasing farmer income and for their prosperity and he also insisted on natural farming, bio-fertilisers and alternate fertilisers.
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Union Minister congratulated IFFCO for its endeavours. He said that commerce, business and profit are not foremost for Sahakarita (Cooperative) but farmers’ welfare is.
Dr Mandaviya advised farmers to use nano urea. He said that one farmer listens to the advice of another farmer well. When one farmer uses nano urea in his field and finds that the production is increased, the soil also not getting affected and cost too gets decreased, he should advise others to use nano urea.
Dileep Sanghani, Chairman IFFCO; Balvir Singh, Vice Chairman, IFFCO; Dr Uday Shankar Awasthi, MD and CEO of IFFCO; Keshari Devi, MP Phulpur were among those present during the inauguration events.