New Delhi: To give a further boost to the soil testing facility in the country for promoting appropriate use of fertilizers, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched five mobile soil testing labs for testing the soil samples at the doorstep of farmers for free of cost.
NFL's Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Virendra Nath Datt along with Directors and senior officials flagged off one such mobile lab from the premises of NFL's corporate office in Noida on Monday.
These mobile labs, loaded with the latest soil testing equipment, shall be used for macro and micro nutrient analysis of soil. In addition to this, these mobile labs are also equipped with an audio-video system to educate farmers on various agricultural topics.
Other than the mobile soil testing labs, the company is also serving the farming community through six Static Soil Testing Labs located in different parts of the country. All these labs have tested around 25,000 soil samples for free of cost in the year 2019-20.
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) is a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. NFL is a state-owned producer of chemical fertilizers, organic fertilizers and industrial chemicals. NFL, incorporated in 1974, is India's largest Central Public Sector Enterprise in Fertilizer Sector with a turnover of over Rs 75 billion. Coming under the administrative control of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, it is the second-largest producer of the key fertilizer Urea in India. NFL has five gas-based ammonia-urea plants, viz Nangal and Bathinda in Punjab, Panipat in Haryana and two at Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh).
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