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Nano Urea

Nano Urea:

India will produce over 6cr bottles of Nano urea and make it available to farmers in 2022-23.

  • Urea is chemical nitrogen fertilizer, white in colour, which artificially provides nitrogen, a major nutrient required by plants.
  • Liquid nano urea is essentially urea in the form of a nanoparticle.
  • It is a patented chemical nitrogen fertilizer produced by IFFCO.
  • Nano urea is cheaper (Rs 240 for half litre without subsidy; the International market price of a bag of urea is between Rs 3,500 and Rs 4,000. A bottle of nano urea can effectively replace at least one bag of urea.
  • Benefits for the government: Reduces fertilizer subsidy bill of government. India is dependent on imports of the widely used fertilizer.
  • The efficiency of Nano urea can be as high as 85-90 per cent (Conventional urea has an efficiency of about 25 per cent).
  • As Nano urea has higher surface-mass ratios that help in releasing nutrients to plants in a controlled manner.
  • Nano urea has a shelf life of a year, and farmers need not be worried about “caking” when it comes in contact with moisture.

Benefits Of Nano urea:

  • Fertilizers in nano form provide a targeted supply of nutrients to crops, as they are absorbed by the stomata, and pores found on the epidermis of leaves.
  • Reduces the unbalanced and indiscriminate use of conventional urea.
  • Increases crop productivity by 8%
  • Reduces soil, water, and air pollution.

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