IFFCO launches campaign to boost nano-fertiliser adoption in India

IFFCO on Tuesday said it has launched a major initiative to promote the use of nano-fertilisers among farmers across India
IFFCO launches campaign to boost nano-fertiliser adoption in India
IFFCO launches campaign to boost nano-fertiliser adoption in India

New Delhi: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) on Tuesday said it has launched a major initiative to promote the use of nano-fertilisers among farmers across India.

The "Nano Fertilizer Usage Promotion Mahaabhiyan" aims to create 200 model nano village clusters, covering 800 villages, where farmers will receive a 25 per cent subsidy on the maximum retail price (MRP) of Nano Urea Plus, Nano DAP, and Sagarika fertilisers, it added.

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To encourage the use of modern application techniques, Iffco will provide a grant of Rs 100 per acre to drone entrepreneurs, enabling farmers to access low-cost spraying services, it said in a statement.

The cooperative plans to raise awareness about the benefits of nano fertilisers, including improved crop quality and increased production through demonstrations in these model villages.

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The move comes as the government seeks to reduce its dependence on chemical fertilisers and promote more sustainable agricultural practices.

The government has also launched a 100-day action plan to promote nano-fertilisers and plans to hold 1,270 demos of Nano DAP (liquid) in 413 districts and 200 trials of Nano Urea Plus (liquid) in 100 districts.

Iffco has set a target of producing 4 crore Nano Urea Plus and 2 crore Nano DAP bottles in 2024-25.

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