Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday, August 7, virtually signaled the start of the first consignment of Nano Urea, developed by the Indian Farmers’ Fertilizers Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) at the Chief Minister’s office.
The nano urea developed by IFFCO is the first time in the world and is likely to replace the traditional urea used by the farmers.
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Himanta terms it as ‘game changer’
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has termed the initiative to be a ‘game changer’ in the history of Agriculture around the world because of its positive benefits.
Further, he congratulated the Indian Farmers’ Fertilizers Cooperative Limited for their ambitious efforts. He hopes that the IFFCO will continue working towards bringing change in the agricultural sector.
Set up of IFFCO plant in Assam and lowering of cost
Also, CM Sarma urged the IFFCO to set up a Nano Urea plant in Assam. This request was made mainly due to the severe shortage of urea and fertilizers. He urged the IFFCO to look into smoothening of the distribution channels in the state and hopes that the introduction of nano urea will save a huge amount of money from the public exchequer.
Transportation, handling, and warehousing cost will also substantially reduce as only 1 bottle (500 ml) of Nano Urea will supply the equivalent amount of crop nutrient that 1 bag (45 kg) conventional urea provides, Himanta added.