IFFCO’s Nano fertilizers
Ministry for Chemicals and Fertilizers has lauds IFFCO’s Nano experiment for fertilizers. Nano-fertilizers has been cited as game changer for agriculture produce.
• Nanotechnology is a field of research and innovation concerned with building 'things' - generally, materials and devices - on the scale of atoms and molecules. At that level atoms properties are significantly enhanced, even substance can perform reverse changes or radical operation.
• Nanotechnology is being used in developing countries to help treat disease and prevent health issues. It is also being applied to or developed for application to a variety of industrial and purification processes.
Nano fertilizers are 25 to 30% cheaper and give18 to 35% higher yield and keep the soil in good health.
A nano-fertilizer refers to a product in nanometer regime that delivers nutrients to crops.
IFFCO, one of the world's largest fertilizer manufacturing cooperatives, has manufactured products with nano-technology to improve the productivity of farms.
These products include nano-nitrogen, nano-zinc, and nano-copper. These fertilizers are being tested extensively across the country and have come out well in the trials.
These three nano products will enhance the quality of soil and are environment-friendly.
These products will also help farmers to obtain better yielding, reducing the use of traditional fertilizers by up to 50%. This way, it will also reduce the cost of farming.
IFFCO claims that Nano nitrogen, Zinc, and Copper let the farmers use a lesser amount of fertilizers in their farms and also increase the yield of the crop.
Agricultural land is decreasing day by day due to erosion, environmental pollution, unconscious irrigation and fertilization. On the other hand, it is necessary to increase agricultural production in order to meet the needs of the developing industry as well as the nutritional needs of the growing population. Nano-fertilizers in this context can play a significant role to obtain the highest amount and quality of production from the unit area. Hence there is dire need of such innovations and their promotions especially for country like India.