A news release from IFFCO said: “The Nano Urea Liquid is indigenously developed proprietary technology developed at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre, Kalol, in the tune of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Krishi’. IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid found effective and efficient for plant nutrition. This increases the production with improved nutritional quality. It will also give a huge positive impact on the quality of underground water, a very significant reduction in global warming with an impact on climate change and sustainable development.”
The company expects that nano urea liquid will help reduce the excess urea application in the soil. “IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid is easy on the pocket of farmers and will be effective in increasing farmers 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 to farmers. Due to the small size of Nano Urea Liquid, it’s bottle can be kept in the pocket and will significantly bring down the cost of logistics and warehousing also,” claimed the co-operative.
“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 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 (FFT’s) were undertaken on more than 94 crops across India. In the recent countrywide trials conducted on 94 crops, an average 8% increase in yield has been witnessed. IFFCO Nano Urea Liquid is developed to replace conventional urea and it can curtail the requirement of the same by at least 50%. It contains 40,000 ppm of Nitrogen in a 500 ml bottle which is equivalent to the impact of nitrogen nutrient provided by one bag of conventional Urea. ,” informed the company through the release.
IFFCO plans to begin production of Nano Urea Liquid by June of 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 Cooperative has planned a countrywide campaign exercise to demonstrate & train the farmers about its usage and application. It will be primarily available to farmers through its cooperative sales and marketing channel apart from its sale on IFFCO’s e-commerce platform,” claimed IFFCO while commenting on the price of nano urea.