IFFCO to launch nano fertilizer
Gurugram: Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) will soon launch nano fertilizer (nitrogen)after patenting the product ,said the IFFCO Managing Director and CEO,Dr. Uday Shanker Awasthi at it's IFFCO Phulpur unit on Wednesday. He said that it would minimize the ill effects of the use of chemical fertilizers on crops and the soil. Only two grams of nano fertilizer would be equal to 100 kg urea , he added that the work on this project was in progress at IFFCO Kalol in Gujarat and the product was expected to be marketed within two years .
At Anola near Bareilly ,IFFCO had taken initiative to protect trees which were on verge of extinction including those of Kaitha, different varieties of desi mango etc…
Dr.Awasthi said that IFFCO had been working on two projects . One of the projects was of processing and marketing organic food in collaboration with the Sikkim Government , while the other was in Punjab for freezing vegetables and making frozen vegetables available in the market.
Research was on to produce biofertiliser in the form of capsules . Regarding IFFCO Phulpur, Dr Awasthi said that latest technology was being introduced to reduce power consumption by 25 per cent.
IFFCO had planted 45 lakhs tissue cultured neem trees which grow in five years and produce better quality 'NEEMBOLI' used in making pesticides . .Farmers grow economically viable crop and efforts were being made to make neem a financially viable tree. Neem was used for coating urea so that the farmers need not worry about the market for neem products.